Traditional Blessings for the Torah Reading Service

 

Blessing for Beginning the Service

Reader: Bless the Lord, who is to be blessed.

Response: Blessed is the Lord, who is to blessed forever and ever.

Reader: Blessed is the Lord, who is to be blessed.

 


 

Opening Blessing for the Torah Reading

Reader: Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who chose us from all the peoples, and gave to us His Torah. Blessed are You, Lord, giver of the Torah.

 

Concluding Blessing for the Torah Reading

Reader: Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who gave us the Torah of Truth, and set everlasting life in our midst. Blessed are You, Lord, giver of the Torah.

 


 

Opening Blessing for the Prophets’ Reading

Reader: Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who chose good Prophets, and was pleased with their words, which were spoken in truth. Blessed are You, Lord, who chose the Torah, and Moses His Prophet, and Israel His people, and the Prophets of truth and righteousness.

 

Closing Bessing for the Prophets’ Reading

Reader: Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe; the Rock of Ages, righteous in all generations, the faithful God, who says and does, who speaks and fulfills; for all His words are true and righteous. You are faithful, Lord our God, and Your words are faithful. Not one of Your words returns unfulfilled, for You are a faithful and merciful God and King. Blessed are You, Lord, who is faithful in all His words.

 


 

Opening Blessing for the Apostles’ Reading

Reader: Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who gave to us Yeshua the Messiah: the Lamb of God, who bears the sin of the world; who became flesh, and tabernacled with us; for we saw His glory, a glory as of the only begotten from the Father, that He was full of grace and truth; and from His abundance have we all received. Blessed are You, Lord, who gave us the Messiah.

 

Closing Blessing for the Apostles’ Reading

Reader: Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who was, and is, and is to come. Glory and honor, praise and power, be to Him that sits on the throne, to Him who lives, forever and ever. Blessed are You, Lord, the Holy One; for You have created all things, and by You they exist; and because of Your pleasure they had being, and were created.

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