Waking Up & Preparing for Morning Prayer

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On becoming conscious, say Modeh Ani, as follows:

Mo-deh   a-ni   l’fa-ne-cha
me-lech   chai   v’ka-yam
she-he-che-zar-ta   bi   nish-ma-ti
b’chem-la   ra-bah   e-mu-na-te-cha.
I give thanks before You,
living and eternal King,
who has returned my soul into me
in compassion; great is Your faithfulness.

After washing the hands, say:

Ba-ruch   a-tah   A-do-nai,
E-lo-hei-nu,   Me-lech   Ha-o-lam,
a-sher   ki-d’sha-nu   b’mits-vo-tav,
v’tsi-va-nu,
al   n’ti-lat   ya-da-yim.

Praised are You, HaShem,
Our God, King of the Universe,
who has hallowed us via His commandments,
and commanded us
concerning the elevation of hands.


After going to the bathroom, and then washing hands as above, say Asher Yatsar, as follows:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai,
Elo-hei-nu,  me-lech  l’o-lam,
A-sher  ya-tsar
et  ha-a-dam  b’choch-mah,
u-va-ra  vo
n’ka-vim  n’ka-vim,
cha-lu-lim  cha-lu-lim,
ga-lu  v’ya-du-a
lif-nei  chi-sei  ch’vo-de-cha
she-im  yi-pa-tei-ach  e-chad  mei-hem
o  yi-sa-teim  e-chad  mei-hem,
i  ef-shar  l’hit-ka-yeim
v’la-a-mod  l’fa-ne-cha
[a-fi-lu  sha-ah  e-chat].
Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai,
ro-fei  chawl  ba-sar
u-maf-li  la-a-sot.

Blessed are You, HaShem,
Our God, Sovereign of Space-Time,
Who formed
Adam with wisdom (1)
and created within him
many openings
and many cavities. (2)
It is obvious and known
before Your Throne of Glory (3)
that if one of them were to be ruptured
or one one of them were to be blocked
it would be impossible to survive
and to stand before You
[for even one hour].
Blessed are You, HaShem,
Who heals all flesh
and acts wondrously. (4)

(1) This has two meanings: God demonstrated wisdom when he created human beings; God gave human beings wisdom.

(2) Openings lead in or out of the body, cavities house the organs.

(3) We assert that God on High is indeed concerned with earthly matters.

(4) by organizing the delicate balance of the physical organs (Beit Yosef); by fusing body and soul to make a person (Rama).



Before donning the small tallis, while inspecting the fringes, men say:

Ba-ruch   a-tah  A-do-nai,
E-lo-hei-nu,  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
a-sher   ki-d’sha-nu  b’mits-vo-tav,
v’tsi-va-nu,  
al  mits-vat  tsi-tsit.
Praised are You, HaShem,
Our God, King of the Universe,
who has hallowed us via His commandments,
and commanded us
concerning the commandment of fringes.

Before donning the large tallis, while inspecting the fringes, recite the first two verses of Psalm 104:

Ba-r’chi  naf-shi  et  A-do-nai,
A-do-nai   E-lo-hai  ga-dal-ta  m’od,
hod   v’ha-dar  la-vash-ta.
O-te   or  ka-sal-mah,
no-teh   sha-ma-yim  kai-ri-ah.

When ready to don it, men say:

Ba-ruch   a-tah  A-do-nai,
E-lo-hei-nu,  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
a-sher   ki-d’sha-nu  b’mits-vo-tav,
v’tsi-va-nu,  l’-hit-a-teif  ba-tsi-tsit.
Praised are You, HaShem,
Our God, King of the Universe,
who has hallowed us via His commandments,
and commanded us to enwrap in fringes.

While the head and body are enwrapped, recite verses 8 through 11 of Psalm 36:

Ma ya-kar   chas-d’cha  E-lo-him,
uv-nei   a-dam  b’tseil  k’na-fe-cha  ye-che-sa-yun.
Yir-v’yun   mi-de-shen  bei-te-cha,
v’na-chal   a-da-ne-cha  tash-keim.
Ki   i-m’cha  m’kor  cha-yim,
b’o-r’cha   nir-eh  or.
M’shoch   chas-d’cha  l’yo-d’e-cha,
v’tsid-ka-t’cha   l’yish-rei leiv.



Before tightening the arm t’fillin, men say:

Ba-ruch   a-tah  A-do-nai,
E-lo-hei-nu,  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
a-sher  ki-d’sha-nu  b’mits-vo-tav,
v’tsi-va-nu,  l’-ha-ni-ach  t’fi-lin.
Praised are You, HaShem,
Our God, King of the Universe,
who has hallowed us via His commandments,
and commanded us to don t’fillin.

Before donning the head t’fillin, men say:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai,
E-lo-hei-nu,  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
a-sher  ki-d’sha-nu  b’mits-vo-tav,
v’tsi-va-nu,
al  mits-vat  t’fi-lin.

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All transliterations, commentary, and audio recordings are copyright © 1997, 1998, 2002, 2009 by Jordan Lee Wagner. All rights reserved.

Asher Yatsar (The Bathroom Prayer)

On exiting the bathroom, after washing hands:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
a-sher  kid-sha-nu  b’mitz-vo-tav
v’tzi-va-nu
al  n’ti-lat  ya-da-yim.
Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who sanctifies us through His commandments
and commanded us
concerning the elevation of the hands.  

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai,
Elo-hei-nu,  me-lech  l’o-lam,
A-sher  ya-tsar
et  ha-a-dam  b’choch-mah,
u-va-ra  vo
n’ka-vim  n’ka-vim,
cha-lu-lim  cha-lu-lim,
ga-lu  v’ya-du-a
lif-nei  chi-sei  ch’vo-de-cha
she-im  yi-pa-tei-ach  e-chad  mei-hem
o  yi-sa-teim  e-chad  mei-hem,
i  ef-shar  l’hit-ka-yeim
v’la-a-mod  l’fa-ne-cha
[a-fi-lu  sha-ah  e-chat].
Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai,
ro-fei  chawl  ba-sar
u-maf-li  la-a-sot.

Blessed are You, HaShem,
Our God, Sovereign of Space-Time,
Who formed
Adam with wisdom (1)
and created within him
many openings
and many cavities. (2)
It is obvious and known
before Your Throne of Glory (3)
that if one of them were to be ruptured
or one one of them were to be blocked
it would be impossible to survive
and to stand before You
[for even one hour].
Blessed are You, HaShem,
Who heals all flesh
and acts wondrously. (4)

(1) This has two meanings: God demonstrated wisdom when he created human beings; God gave human beings wisdom.

(2) Openings lead in or out of the body, cavities house the organs.

(3) We assert that God on High is indeed concerned with earthly matters.

(4) by organizing the delicate balance of the physical organs (Beit Yosef); by fusing body and soul to make a person (Rama).

For significant occasions:

On hearing very very bad news (or seeing a destroyed synagogue):

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
Da-yan  Ha-e-met.

Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
the true Judge.  

On hearing ususually good news that benefits you and others:

Ba-ruch   a-tah   A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu   Me-lech   Ha-o-lam,
ha-tov   v’ha-mei-tiv.
Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
the Good and the Doer of good.  

On hearing very good news from which only you derive benefit (and on eating a seasonal fruit for the first time, purchasing a new garment of significant value, or performing a seasonal mitzvah):

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
she-he-chi-a-nu  v’ki-y’ma-nu  v’hi-gi-a-nu
la-z’man  ha-zeh.
Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us
to this season.  

For witnessing phenomena:

On seeing an exceptionally beautiful person, tree, or field:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
she-ka-cha  lo  ba-o-la-mo.
  Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who has this in His universe.  

On seeing exceptionally strange-looking people or animals:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
m’sha-neh  ha-b’ri-yot.
  Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who makes the creatures different.  

On seeing an outstanding secular scholar:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
she-na-tan  mei-chach-ma-to
l’va-sar  va-dam.
  Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who has given of His knowledge
to flesh and blood.  

On seeing an outstanding Torah scholar:

Ba-ruch   a-tah   A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu   Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
she-cha-lak  mei-chach-ma-to
li-rei-av.
  Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who has apportioned from His knowledge
to those who revere Him.  

On seeing a rainbow:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
zo-cheir  ha-b’rit,
v’ne-e-man  biv-ri-to,
v’ka-yam  b’ma-a-ma-ro.
  Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who remembers the Covenant,
is trustworthy in His covenant,
and fulfills His word.  

On experiencing an earthquake or seeing lightning, a comet, exceptionally tall mountains, or wide rivers:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
o-seh  ma-a-sei  v’rei-shit.
  Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
who makes the work of Creation.  

On hearing thunder:

Ba-ruch  a-tah  A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu  Me-lech  Ha-o-lam,
she-ko-cho  ug-vu-rah  ma-lei o-lam.
  Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
whose strength and whose power fill the universe.  

On witnessing an assembly of 600,000 or more Jews:

Ba-ruch a-tah A-do-nai
E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam,
cha-cham ha-ra-zim.
 

 

Blessed are You, HaShem,
our God, King of the Universe,
Knower of secrets.  

 

 

Praised are You, HaShem,
Our God, King of the Universe,
who has hallowed us via His commandments,
and commanded us
concerning the commandment of t’fillin.

 

 

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