Shabbat Morning Worship Services: Elohai N'tzor

Common Prayers for Shabbat Morning

Silent prayer, based on Psalm 34:14 at the conclusion of the Amidah, the central section of the service.

Elohai, n’tzor l’shoni meira us’fatai midabeir mirmah, v’limkal’lai nafshi tidom, v’nafshi ke-afar lakol tih’yeh. P’tach libi b’Toratecha, uv’mitzvotecha tirdof nafshi. V’chol hachoshvim alai raah, m’heirah hafeir atzatam v’kalkeil machashavtam. Aseih l’maan sh’mecha, aseih l’maan y’minecha, aseih l’maan k’dushatecha, aseih l’maan Toratecha. L’maan yeichaltzun y’didecha, hoshiah y’mincha vaaneini.

Elohai, n’tzor l’shoni meira us’fatai
midabeir mirmah, v’limkal’lai nafshi
tidom, v’nafshi ke-afar lakol tih’yeh.
P’tach libi b’Toratecha, uv’mitzvotecha
tirdof nafshi. V’chol hachoshvim
alai raah, m’heirah hafeir atzatam
v’kalkeil machashavtam. Aseih l’maan
sh’mecha, aseih l’maan y’minecha, aseih
l’maan k’dushatecha, aseih l’maan
Toratecha. L’maan yeichaltzun y’didecha,
hoshiah y’mincha vaaneini.

My God, guard my speech from evil and my lips from deception.
Before those who slander me, I will hold my tongue; I will practice humility.
Open my heart to Your Torah, that I may pursue Your mitzvot.
As for all who think evil of me, cancel their designs and frustrate their schemes.
Act for Your own sake, for the sake of Your Power,
for the sake of Your Holiness, for the sake of Your Torah,
so that Your loved ones may be rescued.
Save with Your power, and answer me.

Yih’yu l’ratzon imrei fi v’hegyon libi
l’fanecha, Adonai tzuri v’go-ali.

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
be acceptable to You, Adonai, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Oseh shalom bimromav,
hu yaaseh shalom aleinu,
v’al kol Yisrael, v’al kol yosh’vei teiveil,
v’imru. Amen.

May the one who makes peace in the high heavens
make peace for us, all Israel and all who inhabit the earth. Amen.

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