Lit. Master of the Universe A term sometimes used in the Jewish liturgy to refer to God., I stand humbly before you, a mother like The first matriarch, wife of Abraham, and mother of Isaac, whom she birthed at the age of 90. Sarah, in Rabbinic tradition, is considered holy, beautiful, and hospitable. Many prayers, particularly the Amidah (the central silent prayer), refer to God as Magen Avraham – protector of Abraham. Many Jews now add: pokehd or ezrat Sarah – guardian or helper of Sarah., Rivkah, Lavan's younger daughter and Jacob's beloved wife second wife (after he is initially tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah). Rachel grieves throughout her life that she is barren while Leah is so fertile. Ultimately, Rachel gives birth to Joseph and dies in childbirth with Benjamin. Rachel is remembered as compassionate (she is said to still weep for her children), and infertile women often invoke Rachel as a kind of intercessor and visit her tomb on the road to Bethlehem., The third of the Jewish matriarchs, Lead is the eldest of Lavan's daughters and one of the wives of Jacob. She is the daughter whom Lavan tricks Jacob into marrying instead of his younger daughter Rachel, whom Jacob has requested to marry. Leah is mother to six of the the twelve tribes and to one daughter, Dinah. and Chana, watching her son take steps towards adulthood and towards assuming his role and responsibility for the Jewish people. Always I’ve felt intimately our partnership in the creation and maintenance of the children you have blessed me with. But as they leave my womb and the womb of our household, I feel and need your presence ever more as I confront the limitations of my own ability to protect them.
From the moment I knew he lived inside me, this son has inspired joy in my life and the lives of those around him. Ribono Shel Olam, help him maintain his love of life and laughter, his integrity and honesty, his sensitivity and compassion. Guide him to think for himself with an open mind, seeking truth and goodness. And keep him always safe from harm, ready to do your sacred work, his desire and motivation always towards The Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. and Lit. Commandment. It is traditionally held that there are 613 mitzvot (plural) in Judaism, both postive commandments (mandating actions) and negative commandments (prohibiting actions). Mitzvah has also become colloquially assumed to mean the idea of a “good deed.".
Keep him strong in body, soul and spirit so that he will have an easy life without strain or struggle. Give him the will to do your bidding so that he will never need to depend on anyone and so that all his material needs will be fulfilled all his life.
And, at the time, help him find his zivug easily as you provided the zivug for Adam is the first human being created by God. Symbolizes: Creation, humankind. harishon. Give him his livelihood from your outstretched, generous hand so that he will never need to depend on anyone and so that all his material needs will be fulfilled all his life.
Grant him a good old age, blessed with children who he will see achieve good marriages, committed to Torah and Mitzvot.
Ribono Shel Olam this humble mother is filled with gratitude for all of life’s blessings which you have bestowed upon me. Watch over my beloved husband, keep him safe from any harm or illness. Grant us long life filled with love and peace so that we may see and enjoy our children, children’s children and their children. Keep them as close to you and as protected as a child in her mother’s womb, against her mother’s breast, wrapped in her mother’s arms. Help my son to grow to be a good man with fine qualities, aware always of your presence, wise and dedicated to good works, charity and acts of loving kindness.
Dear God, I believe and trust in you and I come before you, my soul in my hands and I beg you, my creator, the force which sustains all life, to accept my prayer with mercy, this prayer which comes from the depths of my heart. Amen.