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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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December 12, 2015
Zack Cohene
Ns canada
October 1, 2015
David Salgadu
August 28, 2015
Love this answers all my questions thank you
indio ca
May 17, 2015
Good start, thanks be to G-d.
Anthony Chatman
Houston, X.
January 27, 2015
Gertie, the Amidah (standing) prayer is the centerpiece of each prayer service. The weekday Amidah originally contained eighteen blessings, and is also known as the Shemonah Esrei (18). See this link for the weekday Amidah.
Rochel Chein for
January 21, 2015
Please tell me what is the 18 blessings of the morning?
Gertie Lyles
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