Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Traveler's Prayer


"One who travels must recite tefilat haderech. What is tefilat haderech? 'May it be Your will, my Gd, that You lead me towards peace, direct my steps toward peace, support me toward peace, and rescue me from the hand of any enemy or ambush on the way, and send blessing upon my handiwork, and give me favour, generosity and mercy in Your eyes and the eyes of all who see me. You are blessed, Gd, who listens to prayer.'
"Abbaye said: One should always merge himself with the community [by wording his prayer in the plural, on behalf of the community]."

(Talmud, Berachot 29b-30a) 

Have a great day,

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