Shabbat Evening Worship Services: Maariv Aravim

Common Prayers for Shabbat Evening

Evening prayer referring to God as the creator of day and night.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher bid’varo maariv aravim, b’chochmah potei-ach sh’arim, uvit’vunah m’shaneh itim umachalif et haz’manim, um’sadeir et hakochavim b’mishm’roteihem barakia kirtzono. Borei yom valailah, goleil or mipnei choshech, v’choshech mipnei or. Umaavir yom umeivi lailah, umavdil bein yom uvein lailah, Adonai Tz’vaot sh’mo. El chai v’kayam, tamid yimloch aleinu l’olam va-ed. Baruch atah, Adonai, hamaariv aravim.

Baruch atah, Adonai
Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
asher bid’varo maariv aravim,
b’chochmah potei-ach sh’arim,
uvit’vunah m’shaneh itim
umachalif et haz’manim,
um’sadeir et hakochavim
b’mishm’roteihem barakia kirtzono.
Borei yom valailah,
goleil or mipnei choshech,
v’choshech mipnei or.
Umaavir yom umeivi lailah,
umavdil bein yom uvein lailah,
Adonai Tz’vaot sh’mo.
El chai v’kayam,
tamid yimloch aleinu l’olam va-ed.
Baruch atah, Adonai, hamaariv aravim.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe,
who speaks the evening into being,
skillfully opens the gates,
thoughtfully alters the time and changes the seasons,
and arranges the stars in their heavenly courses according to plan.
You are Creator of day and night,
rolling light away from darkness and darkness from light,
transforming day into night and distinguishing one from the other.
Adonai Tz’vaot is Your Name.
Ever-living God, may You reign continually over us into eternity.
Blessed are You, Adonai, who brings on evening.

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