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Prayers Upon Awakening

Prayers Upon Awakening

Starting Off Right!


Recited immediately upon awakening:

Modeh Ani Lefanecha
Melech Chai Vekayom
Shehechezarta Bi Nishmati
Raba Emunatecha

I offer thanks to You,
living and eternal King,
for You have mercifully restored my soul within me;
Your faithfulness is great.

Recited after ritually washing the hands:

Baruch Ata Ado-nai
Elo-hanu Melech Haolam
Asher Kidishanu Bemitzvotav
Vetzivanu Al Netilat Yadayim

Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d,
King of the universe,
who has sanctified us with His commandments,
and commanded us concerning the washing of the hands.

Recited before the morning prayers:

Haraynee Mekabel Alai
Mitzvat Asai
Shel Ve’ahavta
Lerayacha kamocha.

I hereby take upon myself
to fulfill the commandment of
loving your fellow as yourself.

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April 29, 2014
Thank you for the whole section on prayers. I'm very excited to learn and use them!
China for now
February 16, 2014
i think that as a reform Jew who is devoted to his religion i do not always do the morning prayers. but on every Sunday.
West Bloomfield
January 9, 2014
amazing teachings, thanks.
L.A. CA.
October 8, 2013
R: New question:
Ideally you should say them before one third of the day (daylight) has passed. If not, you can say them all the way until midday (again calculating according to the sun). To know when that is in your area on any given day, you can use our Halachic Times Calculator
Menachem Posner
October 7, 2013
New question:
what is the latest time possible to say the 18 Blessings of the Morning prayers
June 3, 2013
Re Hebrew too
Sure! You can find the Hebrew text here
Mrs. Chana Benjaminson
June 2, 2013
Hebrew too
Hi, I wanted to know where can I find the Hebrew for these prayers and not just transliteration. Thanks!
Pittsford NY
January 7, 2013
Re Tallit/Tzitzit
Yes we do have the blessings, check out 'the blessing for a tallit', on the top right of this page. Staff
January 5, 2013
Thanks! What about Talis/Tzitzit in the morning prayer? Is there a section on here or Chabad?

Thaks for the wonderful site BTW.
Mr. Yitzakh Heschler
June 20, 2012
My wife has INDIAN ( Cochin Jewish roots),want to learn and teach my girls :).

Toronto, Canada
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