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Master of the World, L*rd G*d of Truth, You planted within us True Tzaddikim in every generation. In Your bountiful mercy, save us and let us merit to come close to real Tzaddikim, to accept true advice from them so that we won’t stray from their words, whether to the right or the left. Rather, let us merit to progress in the path of their true advice. Have mercy upon us; save us, and all our friends, and all of Israel from the advice of the wicked, which is the advice of the Primeval Snake. Let us not listen to them at all, and don’t let their words and advice enter our hearts at all. Separate us from those who go astray. Don’t let them have any strength to lead us astray, Heaven forbid, by their evil advice. In Your bountiful mercy save us from all sorts of lies and mistakes in the world. Save us from following their evil advice. They cover lies with truth and change the words of the Living G*d. What is evil they say is good, and what is good they say is evil. They prevent Israel from the true, correct path by their advice, which is the opposite of the truth... There are those who are themselves mistaken and don’t know the absolute truth. They speak straightforwardly, but their advice isn’t good and damages us a lot with regard to worshipping You. Master of the World, You know the Truth; before You all hidden things are revealed. You know the secrets of the world, the hidden matters of all creatures. Rise, come to our aid and save us from them. Don’t let their words attach themselves to or enter our hearts at all. "Great in advice and mighty in deed." Let us merit in Your great compassion to have revealed the True Tzaddikim. Let us really come close to them and receive from them proper clear and honest advice, good advice drawn from the 613 counsels of the Torah, and let us receive the light of truth by their true advice. By this, let us merit to perfect true belief forevermore.
My Father, merciful Father, have compassion on me for You are good and do good to all. Help me and save me so that I merit very soon to break and nullify the attribute of anger from myself. Save me from anger, from cruelty, and from strictness. Let me never be angry or irritated by anything or strict with anyone in the world. Rather, in Your mercy, let me merit to be good and do good to everyone. By this, in Your bountiful mercy, save me from all sorts of haters and accusers so that they have no strength to denunciate or accuse me at all. Master of the World, have pity o me. Have pity on my very wretched and very tired soul. You know how many haters, enemies, and accusers stand against us at all times. Behold, I myself admit that I am guilty. I caused all this to my soul. I aroused these forces against me by my bad deeds, by my immense sins, iniquities, and willful transgressions. Not only this, I also added one sin upon another for I was not careful and did not guard myself from the evil fire of anger such that this fire of anger has burned inside me many many times. By this great sin of anger I aroused the great accuser and hater who is Esav, a hairy man, through whom many many accusers, denouncers, and haters and enemies have been aroused against us, until the number of haters and enemies has become very great and I do not know what to do at all. I don’t know where to run to escape from them.... Master of the World, You know my heart. What can I say before You who rest in the Heavens, what can I tell before You who dwell in the skies? All the hidden things and revealed things You know. You know the secrets of the world, the mysteries of the hidden things of all living things. You search out all the chambers of the gut, and examine the kidneys and heart. Nothing is obscured from You and nothing is hidden from Your eyes. Good One, who does good to all, satisfy me from Your good and let me merit to be good to everyone. Atone, pardon, and forgive me for all my sins, iniquities, and willful transgressions, for all the blemishes and spoiling that I caused by the iniquity of anger. Have mercy on me from now on. In Your great forgiveness, pardon me and find favor in me, out of Your real goodness. Always be with me and, from now on, save me from anger and strictness so that I never become angry, strict, or irritated about any person or anything in the world, even in my heart. Let me never come to anger or irritation. Shine upon me with the light of Your Countenance. In Your compassion, command that my brain of holiness, which departed from me because of the iniquity of anger, be returned to me. Draw upon me the image of G*d, the light of Countenance of the Living G*d. Grant me, from Yourself, an undeserving gift. Bestow upon me the bounty of holy wisdom, understanding and perception such that I merit to the radiance of the Countenance of Holiness. Let me merit always to eat in great holiness, in the aspect of the delight of Sabbath, such that the Other Side will have no hold over my eating. Let me merit to subdue the liver to the brain and let the brain and mind of holiness overcome the anger of the liver. Let there be no rule or control at all by the liver; rather, let all the control be by my brain until I merit to have the image of G*d shine in my face and I become definable as a holy person.
HaShem, my G-d and G-d of my fathers! Good and loving G-d: Help me! Guard and protect me from all anger, temper and resentment. Even if I do start to become angry at times, have pity on me and keep me from doing anything vicious out of anger. Help me break my anger, and instead show love ankindness. Help me control my impulses and break my temper, and turn anger into love. Let me make a point of acting kindly where I might have wanted to show anger. Don't let me have a strange god inside me, and don't let me worship idols because this injunction applies to someone who becomes angry: he is considered as if he worshipped idols.
Master of the Universe: You know how hard it is to break this evil trait of anger and resentment. Once my anger starts to bum, I'm just not in my right mind. It is so hard to put out the fire of anger and suppress it. Take pity on me for Your Name's sake, and You help me! Guard me and protect me at all times. Help me break this trait and totally remove all anger and resentirnent from within me. Let me never ever become angry or resentful. Let me always be good to everyone, from now on and for ever.
And through this, let me arouse Your true kindness and tender love for our poor nation, destitute as we are today. We have been so despised and pushed around. We are scattered on all the mountains like a dispersed flock without a shepherd and with no-one to gather us in. Stop being angry with us. Set aside Your burning fury, and replace it with sweetness. Let Your compassion take the upper hand, and show us favor. Have mercy on us and send us true Tzaddikim, holy leaders, who will lovingly guide us and put into our hearts and minds an understanding of our true goal and purpose in life. With their help, let us spend all our days in pursuit of the true goal, throwing all our worldly appetites behind our back. Let our whole aim, desire, effort and struggle be only for the true, ultimate purpose, in accordance with Your will.
Let holy angels do battle against the enemies of the truth
Let every single word of the Torah insights that come to me in holiness and purity create holy angels that will join all the angels constantly being created through the Torah teachings of the true Tzaddikim. Let all these angels derive strength from Edom, who is in charge of the sword used to punish the wicked, so as to defeat, crush and destroy all those who speak evil about the land. These are the people causing all the obstacles and barriers preventing us from coming to Eretz Israel. Or put weakness into their hearts, so that they will be powerless to keep us from Eretz Israel or any other holy goals.
Loving G-d, have mercy on us and give us the strength to conquer, break and destroy all those who are constantly attacking us and attempting to keep us from holiness, @g to" dominate us and distract us from truly serving You. Master of the Universe: You know what is in their hearts. Have pity on us, loving G-d. Help us and save us from them. Break their strength and completely undermine their power to hold us back from our holy goals. Make it impossible for them to distract any of us from anything holy.
Help me and all those Jews who want to serve You to come genuinely close to You. Give us the power to overcome these wicked enemies of the truth, who want to keep us from truly serving You. Give us the power to stir up the judgment of the nations against them, so as to have them judged and hun-dliated under their laws. Grant us success in getting them brought to justice, and let all who are opposed to the pathways of true holiness emerge from their trials guilty. Let us pull them down to the ground through the laws of the nations, in order to extract their prey from their mouths.
You know our hearts. You know that our only intention is for good - to establish the holy religion on its firm foundation so that we can follow the path of holiness, the path of the King of the Universe. We are powerless to punish the wicked except under the laws of the nations. Have pity on us and on all Jews who are zealous for the Lord of Hosts and seek justice, endeavoring to have the wicked opponents of the truth judged and defeated under the laws of the nations. Give us strength and help us succeed in the trials against them, so that we will be able to throw them down, break them and grind them into the dust. Let them all bend and fall in their cases - fall and never get up. Don't let them ever again have the slightest power to hold us back or distract us in any way from serving the Creator, blessed be Hs Name.
Let us thereby holy justice out of its e)dle amid the forces of evil. Loving Cod, help us, and stop them from ever again opening their mouths to speak out arrogantly against the true Tzaddik and genuinely pious Jews. Close up their mouths and stop them spreading slander amongst the mass of people, so as not to demoralize them, G-d forbid. For 'the mouths of all liars will be stopped up." Help us break and remove all the obstacles and barriers preventing us from con-dng to Eretz Israel and all other holy goals, and let us come to Eretz Israel quicidy and draw genuinely close to You.
Master of the Universe, You know our weakness at this time. We are totally powerless to break those holding us back from Eretz Israel and all other holy goals through any of the methods I have mentioned. We trust only in Your great Name and rely entirely on Your mercy. Help us and save us in Your tender mercy and compassion, and in the merit and power of the true Tzaddikim, who succeeded in breaking all the barriers and reached Eretz Israel. I am relying on their merit and strength alone, and staking my hopes on Your great compassion: grant that I too should travel to Israel soon, even though I am hardly worthy of even mentioning the name of the holy Land of Israel on my lips and I am so totally remote from the holiness of Eretz Israel.
Even so, You show favor even to those who are very far away. Have pity on me! Have mercy on me! Have pity and grant me my request out of pure kindness! Bring me to Eretz Israel soon, so that I will be able to enter the pathways of holiness and constantly rise from level to level in genuine holiness and purity, quicldy and easily, and draw closer and closer to You, genuinely and sincerely, from now and for ever. Then I will not be ashamed either in this world or the next. I will walk before HaShem in the lands of the living. Let me cross over and see this good land, the goodly mountain and Lebanon. Let my poor soul be precious in Your eyes and fulfil my requests in love. Bring me quickly and peacefully to Israel so that I can walk and prostrate myself on the dust of the Holy Land and delight in its stones and kiss the very clods of earth.
Be swayed by Your tender mercy, and treat me leniently. Do not judge me at all, because I am not appealing to You because of my own merits; I'm relying on Your abundant mercy. Your favor is arousthrough compassion and You are appeased through supplications: help me and save me. I will not give You peace, I will not keep quiet, I will not be silent, and I will not stop praying to You about this constantly. Let me only plead, pray and entreat You over and over again, until I succeed in my request and have the merit of reaching Eretz Israel in this lifetime, quicidy and easily, and the verse will be fufiued in me: "You have saved my soul from death and my feet from slipping, to walk before G-d in the light of life." Amen. Amen.
May it be Your will, O L*rd our G*d and G*d of our Fathers, that in Your bountiful compassion, You have mercy on me and do good for me from Your True goodness. Save me and guard me at all times from the very severe iniquity of anger. You know that this evil quality of anger and irritation has taken hold of us since we were young. We’ve already become accustomed to this iniquity very much. I’ve transgressed time and time and time again, beyond counting, until it’s become like something permitted. You know the immensity of the blemishes that I’ve caused by this very severe iniquity of anger, which is an alien god and is really idol worship, as it says: "There shall be no strange god in you; nor shall you worship any alien god" (Psalms 81:10). By this iniquity the soul is actually torn to pieces, as it says: "He who tears his soul in his anger" (Job 18:4). There are many other immense blemishes caused by this in all the worlds. "L*rd G*d You know that because of my many severe transgressions I now know no way to save my soul from this severe iniquity to which I’ve become accustomed very much. Master of the World, who is good and does good to all, take pity and have mercy on me. Teach me the ways of Your goodness in such a way that I merit to hold onto Your holy virtues, always to be good and to completely break the characteristic of anger, impatience, and irritation so that there won’t be any element of anger in my heart at all. At any time when the evil urge wants to provoke me to become angry, Heaven forbid, may I merit to know and believe with perfect faith that at this moment they [in Heaven] want to bestow upon me great wealth. The evil urge wants to spoil this bounty of wealth, Heaven forbid, and to turn it into anger so as to tear my soul to pieces, Heaven forbid. By this belief may I merit to strengthen and encourage myself to overcome, break, and nullify my anger completely and to turn it into compassion. May I merit to this great holy wealth, which is the root of all souls, and let the Evil One have no power to spoil the bestowing of wealth, Heaven forbid, by anger and rage, Heaven forbid, [which are rooted in that most evil of traits: arrogance. Let me understand that this wealth is being bestowed to me out of Your infinite kindness and mercy, so that I may imitate these traits in showing kindness and mercy to my fellow creatures, and not due to any intrinsic merit of my own. Obliterate the evil trait of arrogance, which is rooted in self-worship, and open my heart in humble humility to acknowledge the Supremacy of Your Kingdom of Love and Truth.] Rather may we merit to have drawn upon us the wall of wealth, as it says: "The rich man’s wealth is his strong city and as a high wall in his own domain" (Proverbs 18:11). May the wall of wealth protect us and guard us from all sorts of anger and rage which is like an unwalled, undefended city, as it says: "He who has no rule over his spirit is like a city that is broken and without walls" (Proverbs 25:28). Master of the World You know how very much I’ve lost by anger, You know how many souls I’ve lost, how much wealth of holiness I’ve lost and how many worlds I’ve blemished by this. Master of the World, Master of the World, because of the fouling of my mind, anger and irritation are aroused and overcome me all the time, until my heart has become soured by great crookedness and confuses me very very much. I don’t know what to do. Because of my many iniquities, I don’t have patience to arrange my prayers before You so that You will save me from this very severe and awful iniquity through which some people have been expelled from both worlds, from this world and The World to Come, Heaven forbid, as You know. I don’t know what to say other than: "Save me! O King, Save me! My Father and L*rd, Save me! My King. My G*d. Let me merit to break and nullify the attribute of anger completely and let me merit to holy wealth, which emanates at its root from the place of all souls.
Awe of Heaven
Let us elevate Your glory to its root in Awe, and rectify all its flaws. Bring us to perfect Awe of the glorious, awesome Name of HaShem, and let us attain the Ffigher Awe - awe of Your exalted greatness. Let us have no fear of anything in the world. Let us only fear You, and let Your awe be upon our faces, so that we will not sin in any way from now on and for ever.
Through this awe, grant us peace. Let peace reign within us. Let our bodies be subordinate to our holy souls and united with them to do Your will at all times. Bring us to perfect prayer, and hear our prayers constantly and bring peace to the whole world. Loving G-d, bring peace to reign among the Heavenly Hosts and the hosts of the lower realms. Remove all strife from the world. HaShem, You alone know how much evil is caused by the strife plaguing us today, and in particular the terrible conflicts raging between the Tzaddikim and the pious people of this generation. Everyone's heart is divided from his friend's.
Loving G-d: Take pity on us, and reveal the truth in the world. Let peace reign among Your people Israel for ever. Send blessings of peace into all the worlds, and let peace descend into this material world, so that all the creatures on earth will show love one for the other, and great peace will reign between all of them.
Awesome, holy G-d: please help me attain perfect awe of Heaven and always fear and revere You with all my heart, so as to fulfil the injunction to "fear the Lord your G-d." And through this, help me refine and purify my speech until I sanctify myself in everything I say and attain complete mastery of the Holy Language - for Your holy Sages have informed us that 'the awe of HaShem, Ms precious treasure" is the key to being able to sanctify one's speech.
Master of the Universe: You have taught us that the root cause of all the shame and abuse people suffer is sexual immorality, which is the worst disgrace of all, as our Sages said: "VQere there is nakedness there is shame." Have pity on me and help me escape this shame and disgrace, at least from now on. Let me conduct myself with self-respect and holiness, and bring me to perfect mastery of the Holy Language, so as to enhance and magnify Your great glory through always speaking in a language of perfect holiness.
Loving G-d: grant that I should be able to cool the heat of my physical desires through speaking words of holiness, as it is written: "My heart is hot within me, my panting is burning fire. I speak with my tongue." Help me say the holy words of the Torah and the prayers with fervent heat and heartfelt passion. Let me stir up the flames of the G-dly fire rooted in the nefesh, roach and neshamah within me, blazing and burning to come close to G-d, until I am able to devote myself constantly to Torah, devotion, prayers, supplications, entreaties, songs and praises of G-d, all with a heat flowing from the depths of the heart in holiness and purity.
Let my words bum with blazing fire. Let my words be like coals of fire, let them pour forth in G-dly fear and awe. Let me make You king over all of my two hundred and forty-eight limbs and three hundred and sixty-five sinews in fear, dread and trembling, until all the words flowing from my mouth will be words of perfect holiness, so that the heat of my physical passions will be cooled by the words of the Holy Language. With the holy fire of the Holy Language let me bum and destroy all the efire of the burning furnace of the seventy stars - the heat of sexual lust - so that this evil lust is completely removed from me from now on and for ever.
Fulfil the verse: "From the fire they came forth, and the fire will consume them." "The falsehood of their own mouths will cover the heads of those surrounding me and plotting against me. Burning coals will poudown upon them; with fire they will cast them down into the depths so that they will not be able to rise up." Let me be holy and completely separated from desire. Bring me to a level where I feel no need at all and my only motive will be for the sake of having children in true holiness and purity in accordance with Your will.
Please L*rd, the Truly Compassionate One, who is full of mercy, have pity on Your creatures. Open my mouth and heart so that I may speak clearly before You. May I merit to awaken Your true compassion upon me, that You have mercy from now on. Help me to sanctify and purify myself in the holiness of the Brit. May I be saved from now on from all sorts of blemishes of the Brit that exist in the world. In Your bountiful mercy and immense lovingkindness, pardon and forgive me for all that I have blemished in the holy Brit until now, whether I blemished in the mind, or by speech, or by action, whether I blemished by the sight of the eye or the hearing of the ears or by the sense of smell, whether unintentionally or on purpose, whether through force of circumstance or by desire. All the sorts of blemish to the holy Brit that I’ve caused--pardon and forgive me for it all, for You are gracious and forgive a great deal. "For Your Name’s sake, O L*rd, pardon my iniquity for it is great" (Psalms 25:11). Have mercy on me. Break, finish, subdue, and nullify all sorts of ties, bonds and chains of the Other Side, which have become attached to me and have grown by way of my many iniquities, which overcome me at all times, and want to draw me from one blemish to another, Heaven forbid. They don’t let me really sanctify and purify myself as is fitting. Because of this I am very far away from real holiness of the Brit as is proper for a Jew, for the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whom You chose. Master of the World, You know my heart. Have pity and mercy on me--separate, tear, break, and nullify all the bonds and chains of the Other Side, such that they will have no strength to overcome me at all. Nullify them completely so that no memory or impression of them remain at all and all my iniquities will turn to elements of merit... Help me and give me strength to overcome all sorts of craving s and bad thought; help me subdue and belittle them, to break them and drive them out from within me and from my domain, from now on forever. May no element of a bad thought enter my mind at all, rather may my brain and thoughts always be holy and pure in the ultimate perfection of holiness. Help me, in Your bountiful mercy, to achieve holiness and purity and many I sanctify myself in that which is permitted to me. May I merit to add holiness every time until I merit to real holiness and abstinence, until I merit to cause the unification of the Higher Unification and the Lower Unification.
Master of the World, You know how even Torah scholars and the great rabbis of Israel, whose marital intercourse is only on Sabbath, also need great strength and extra caution in the matter of the holiness of guarding the Brit. Even more so is this true of ordinary people on a low spiritual level, whose marital relations also take place during the week. they certainly need great guarding and extra caution in the matter of the holiness of intercourse and guarding the Brit. You also taught us the greatness, in its source, of the virtue of the holiness of the intercourse of Your Nation, the House of Israel, such that, by this, a Higher Unification and Lower Unification are effected. Each Jew has to have this done through him. Therefore have pity and compassion on us out of Your great and bountiful mercy. Send us in our hearts and the hearts of all Your Nation, the House of Israel, whether the lowly among us or the spiritually great people, a real arousal to holiness, so that we all merit to awake. Let us sanctify ourselves in that which is permitted us [through marriage]. May we draw upon ourselves an extras holiness every time with regard to guarding the Brit and the holiness of intercourse, such that the holiness of the two Unifications--the Higher and the Lower--be brought about by us perfectly. By this, may Your holy glory be raised and made great, in perfection. "All the earth shall be filled with the glory of the L*rd" (Numbers 14:21). May the earth radiate Your glory. We will rejoice and be happy in You. Fulfill the verse that says: "The glory of the L*rd will endure forever" (Psalms 104:31).
Bringing others closer
Help me bring others back to You as well. You alone know the tragedy of all who are far from Your Name, imprisoned in their desires and trapped in the net of vanity. Help me to talk to them in a way they will accept. Let my words penetrate their hearts. Let me speak words of truth and holiness that will enter their ears and arouse their hearts to come back to You in true Teshuvah. "The sinners will disappear from the earth and the wicked will no longer be there. Let my soul bless HaShem, Halleluyah."
Calm and Concentration
Help me to judge myself. Help me to achieve a state of calm concentration every day, so that I will be able to exan-dne myself carefully and weigh my various activities and involvements for myself. Let me decide ff it is right for me to spend my days acting the way I do, G-d forbid. Help me to sustain my concentration for long enough to be able to examine myself calmly, without allowing my thoughts to wander or avoiding what I have to confront. Let me follow this practice of calm self-examination persist- entry and diligently, until I develop the most intense powers of concentration. Let me then use them to direct myself away from all wrongful thoughts and actions without hesitating for a moment. Let me repent completely, and come to do only good.
Bring me to perfect fear of Heaven, so that I will "fear this glorious awesome Name - HaShem our G-d." Let my fear of G-d be pure and clear, without being mixed up with extraneous fears. Let me fear only G-d. Deal with me kindly, and sweeten and nullify all severe decrees against me, my children and descendants, and the entire Jewish People. Don't judge me according to my actions. Don't bring me to trial because no-one alive can be vindicated before You. Loving G-d: Decree that any possible accusations against me should be null and void, so as to rule out all harsh judgements against me, G-d forbid. Help me to and judge myself at all times, so that I myself will take the initiative to repent genuinely, until I will eventually come to live and act the way You want me to.
Save me from all extraneous, "fallen fears," whether of officials and other influential people, or of wild animals, thieves, or anything else in the world. Let me only fear and revere You, and let Your fear be on my face at all times so as not to sin. Let me elevate my fear to its root in Daat - holy knowledge and awareness of HaShem. Help me attain complete knowledge and awareness of You in holiness and purity, so that I will know Who I am afraid of, and fear only Your great Name. Let holy awe penetrate every part my entire body, my two hundred and forty-eight limbs and my three hundred and sixty-five sinews. Let me be filled with true fear and awe of Your great and holy Name at every moment, and lovingly bring me to genuine, perfect Daat in holiness and purity.
HaShem, You know how minimal and distorted my awareness of You is. My evil deeds, my foul thoughts and confused ideas have corrupted my mind. I have reached a point where I simply do not know how to work out the best course for me to take in any sphere of life. Loving G-d, treat me tenderly and mercifully, and grant me perfect holy Daat. Let me know Your Name and always fear You, and bring me to the higher level of holy fear: awe at Your supreme greatness.
Help me to carry out the mitzvah of kindling the Chanukah lamp in its season in the best possible way, in holiness and purity and with great devotion. Through the mitzvah of the Chanukah lights, let me rectify everything I have mentioned in my prayer. Consider my fulfilment of the n-dtzvah as if I had carried it out in all its details and fine points and intentions, together with all the six hundred and thirteen mitzvot that are bound up with it. Let the light of the holiness of our mitzvot shine before You in all the worlds. Let us repair all the worlds through fulfilling this niitzvah, together with all the commandments laid down in the Torah and by the Rabbis. Help us carry out all of them perfectly, in love, awe and great joy, until we draw G-dly peace into all the worlds, and "HaShem will give power to His people, HaShem will bless FES people with peace."
He who makes peace in His high places will lovingly make peace for us and for all Israel, and say Amen.
Loving G-d, help me give plenty of charity to needy people who genuinely deserve it and to the true Tzaddikim, so that I can become unified with a multitude of Jewish souls and thereby bring the good hidden within me out into the light. You know the great beauty, the holiness and goodness I have inside me. It's just that theyve been suppressed and locked away in a Ion bitter exile for years and years, from my 91 very first day on earth until today. I've still not been able to take myself in hand and bring this hidden good out of exile and into the light. I find it impossible to keep in mind where I am in the world. I don't know what to do to bring out the good I have inside me.
Please, HaShem, guide me as to what I should do. Show me Your love and give me complete success. Do wonders with me and give me life. Don't let me be like a dead person in my own lifetime! Treat me with the unstinting kindness that befits You, not according to my wrongful, shameful behavior and attitudes. Please have pity on my poor, broken soul and stir up Your compassion for the essential good inside me. Only with this will I be able to fight and conquer the body and its desires, until the good will take command over the bad and all my bodily desires and bad character traits will be removed, and I will always lead my life the way You want me to.
Father in Heaven! Father in Heaven! Kind, truly loving Father, who takes pity on the poor and hears the cry of the needy-, who sees the disgrace of the wretched, and hears and attends to a cry from the lowest depths of hell and lower. There is no sigh or cry from anywhere that You do not hear. Teach me and guide me as to what I should say to You. Let me know what I should cry out to You.
Please, please have pity on me. I feel so hun-dliated. My heart is so crushed. I feel so bereft of intelligence and sensitivity. I am so weak, so confused, so driven, so mixed up. The good inside me is literally trapped and imprisoned in a bitter exile. I'm hemmed in by thousands and thousands of fences, barriers and walls of iron. Thousands upon thousands of guards and lurking enemies stand waiting for me the whole time, and they won't give me back my soul!
I find it impossible to do even the slightest thing the way I'm supposed to. Even when I feel inspired to do something holy, I feel incapable of taking the smallest step with the beauty and splendor that befit a Jew, as You know. Oy! It is so bitter! bitter! Oy! It's all so very bitter. Oy for my soul - the soul that acted this way! Oy! The days and years I've wasted on vain emptiness, futility and evil. Master of everything: to You I cry and scream. Compassionate G-d! Turn Your ear to me and hear! Open Your eyes and see my devastation! See my wretched plight!
Master of the Universe, in Your great love You gave me the privilege of being a Jew. You were kind to me and brought me close to the true Tzaddikim - to believe in them and long for them. In the merit of those holy saints, now at rest in the earth, deal with me kindly and help me experience a true spiritual awakening. Let the good within me be genuinely arousand let me be aware of it! Let the good in me come to understand its great worth and know from where it was taken - from the Supreme Thought of the Hol One, blessed be He. There I arose in the Primordial Thought, together with all the souls of Israel - and I the lightest creature in the 'sea" - above all the four worlds, Atzilut, Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah...
In my root I am higher than all of them, for I am a member of the People of Israel, who arose in the Primordial Thought. With us G-d took counsel in creating all the worlds and everything in them, down to the depths of Asiyah - this world, with everything in it, in the heavens, on earth and in the seas.
And now, after all this, please help me! Strengthen me! Fortify me! Stir me and let me wake up! Kind, loving G-d: Help me realize exactly where I am, where I've been cast down to, and how distanced I've been from You for so long. Would anyone believe that the true goodness rooted inside me could have been cast down to such a dismal, shadowy, lowly place, into such abject darkness, down to such degraded, lowly places - places so remote from holiness that they can't even be called places?
Please, HaShem, have pity on me! Every time I want to speak to You and express my feelings, I have no idea where to start or how to finish. I'm under such extreme pressures and my needs are so many that even tens of thousands of pages wouldn't be enough to explain them all. As a result, I can't open my mouth at all. Even when I do start to talk a little, everything I say is confused, because I have so many different needs that I cannot begin to set them all out and explain everything.
But to You, Master of everything, all secrets are revealed going right back to the very beginnings of creation. You know what is hidden in our hearts and in the depths of our thoughts, and how in my innermost, innermost thoughts, the good in me screams out in the most heart-rending, unbearably bitter voice. The true pity of my condition is beyond all measure. Then why have You closed Your ear to me and hidden Your face for so long? Why have You held back Your love from me?
HaShem our G-d and G-d of our fathers: just as You showed such abundant love and kindness in creating me a Jew, so too may it be Your will to arouse Your mercy for me now and help me attend carefully to the words of the true Tzaddikim. Let my eyes be open and my ears hear and my heart understand their message, because their constant labor is to awaken the goodness rooted in the souls of the Jewish People and lift it out of its exile, by bringing people to repent and making converts.
Let me hear the voice of the Tzaddikim of this generation, and the words of the true Tzaddikim now at rest in the earth, as written in their holy works. Let me hear, see and understand their holy words, until the good within me is awakened in its full strength and holy power, so that I will fight against the evil in me, break it, and drive it out of me completely. Let me return to You with all my heart in perfect, genuine teshuvah, and live the way You want me to in holiness, purity, joy and good-heartedness.
Please, HaShem, have pity on me and do what I'm asking of You. And so too, loving G-d, let the truth be revealed to the whole world, and let the entire Jewish People be aroused so that they come to complete repentance. Let those who are far from You hear and come to recognize the power of Your kingship. Show Your love for the Jewish People, and for the good that is imprisoned among the nations of the world. G-d: it is in Your power to work mighty miracles and wonders. Do so now, and send a new awareness to the goodness that is scattered and dispersed amongst the nations, so far away from holiness. Let those scattered, exiled souls realize where they are in the world, and where they are likely to go, G-d forbid, if they do not come back to their source. Arouse them until they take themselves in hand and remember HaShem and repent and convert wholeheartedly.
HaShem: only You know the full tragedy of this goodness, imprisoned as it is in such places. You know the truth, that nothing in the world is more pitiful. No pain and suffering on earth can compare with the unbearably bitter torment suffered by this good, which is in such deep exile and so far away from its Father in Heaven. "What does it benefit the Father to have banished his children? And woe to the son who has gone into exile from his Father's table." C7! How bitter for this son! Oy! how terribly, terribly bitter for this son, who was once in such an exalted place and has now fallen so low. if You Yourself won't take pity on us, who will? Who will stand up for us? We have no-one to depend on except You, heavenly Father. The true Tzaddikim who had the power to arouse the imgood to awareness of the truth have passed away because of our many sins. What are we to do in this time of trouble, the like of which has never been? We have been left like a solitary mast on top of a mountain, like a lone banner on a hill. We have nothing to lean on for support. Our strength is gone. We have no-one to lead us and help us. See how impoverished we are. Our hearts are full of pain and sorrow. Help us, because we are relying on You, for You are good to all.
For the sake of Your goodness and glory, do what You will do to bring all this scattered and dispersed goodness out of its exile among the nations and back to holiness. Keep on bringing more and more true converts and penitents back, until the whole Jewish People and all the people in the world will turn to You with all their hearts. Let us see the splendor of Your power, and let all the idols and false gods be utterly cut off, until the dominion of the eternal G-d will be revealed over the whole world and all flesh will call on Your Name. Let all the wicked turn to You, and all the inhabitants of the earth will acknowledge You and know that to You every knee must bend and every tongue swear.
Compassionate G-d: Help me give charity to genuinely needy people. Send me plenty of money, and worthy people to give charity to. "Mighty is the King who loves justice. You founded fairness. You have done justice and righteousness in Yaakov." "For everything is from You - from Your hand have we given to You."
G-d: You deal charitably with everyone. Be charitable to me and let me be numbered among those who give charity. Remove the evil from my heart, and let me give charity joyously and with a kindly expression. Let me have no bad feelings when I hand my gifts to those in need. Let me open my hands and give them sufficient for all their needs. Let my heart go out to the hungry, and let me clothe those who are naked.
In the merit of my charity, bless me, HaShem, and help me express myself to You perfectly in my prayers. Let my prayers be pure and acceptable. Let me have no outside thoughts when I pray, so that no barrier will intervene between my prayers and You.
HaShem, loving G-d: Have mercy on me and save me from this evil lust for money. Help me give plenty of charity to genuinely deserving people. Let my main intention in all my work and business activities be to give charity. When I give, let me go beyond what I think to be my O%M limits. Send me deserving recipients. Help me fulfil the mitzvah of charity to perfection, sincerely, joyously, with good feelings and a kind expression. Let me give my charity in such a way that the receiver will not be ashamed. Help me speak to the hearts of those who are poor and unfortunate, to comfort them and help them to feel better.
"Send me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a generous spirit." Let me always be generous and open-hearted, and let me put all my energy into helping those who are genuinely in need. Let me take from my own money and give it to them with both hands, so as to share with them the blessings You constantly shower upon me. And so too, when necessary, let me make every effort on their behalf and go out to my Jewish brothers and call upon their generosity and ask them to give charity. Help me fill the hands of the needy with everything they require, whether food, clothing or anything else.
WhenI appeal to others to donate, help me find favor in their eyes. Let my words enter their ears and hearts and inspire them to give generously of their own accord. Let me receive a handsome contribution from each one. Help me find words that will transform the instinctive cruelty of the heart into a spirit of generosity. And let me myself give abundantly and wholeheartedly all the days of my life.
Through the merit and power of the collective charity of Your People, the House of Israel, let us break our desire for money. Let the generous spirit of holy charity come upon us and cool our passion for money, our desire for riches and grandeur, and our burning ambition to be wealthy in a world which isn't even ours. Help us throw aside our gods of silver and gold, until we totally void our hearts of all lust and passion for money.
Let us always be happy with our portion. Let us be content with everything You have given each one of us so lovingly at all times. Let us not seyes on what is not ours. Let us not envy what belongs to our friends. Let us always be happy with our own portion. Loving G-d, help us to attach ourselves completely to the true Tzaddikim of this generation, who have succeeded in totally breaking the lust for money.
Master of the World. You indicated to us through Your Holy Sages, may they be blessed, that the primary reason for a person’s formation and birth, his entering the world, his marriage and the necessity to have children, is only for the purpose of drawing the Essential G*dly Intelligence into the world. To attract the Light of True Knowledge, to have knowledge of G*d be He blessed with a wonderful holy knowledge drawn from the aspect of Divine Bounty, Divine Inspiration, All Embracing Light, Essential Light. This is all there is to a person’s labors in this world. By this, and according to one’s service of G*d, each person merits after his death to have his higher soul rise up to the Or HaPanim. However also after his death it is impossible to reach complete perfection unless he leaves children in this world who will also draw the Essential Intelligence into the World and so on, throughout all the generations. Therefore I plead with You, take pity and have mercy on us and let us merit to engage in learning Torah and in performing commandments truly serving the L*rd all the days of our lives. May we pray and plead and shout a lot, from the depths of our hearts, until we merit to draw the mind from the state of concealment to revelation, from the aspect of conception to that of birth. May our marital relations be in great holiness so that we merit to give birth to holy and pure sons, real Tzaddikim and Torah scholars. May we fulfill the verse that says: "Teach your sons and your sons’ sons" (Deuteronomy 4:9). And what is written: "You shall teach them diligently to your children" (Deuteronomy 6:7). And also: "You shall teach your children" (Deuteronomy 11:19).May we merit to leave our children and descendants the immortality of the Holy Knowledge and may we raise our children to Torah, marriage, and good deeds. Please let us marry them off soon after they reach marriageable age and see them have children themselves. Master of the World You taught us that the inner intention of the commandment of marriage by chuppa (bridal canopy) and kiddushin (marriage ceremony) also alludes to this: that the principal factor of marriage and marital relations in holiness is to give birth to children. Everything is only in order to draw the Essential Intelligence into the world, which is the aspect of chuppa, the aspect of holiness. This is the aspect of the seven days of festivity (after the wedding) which corresponds to the holiness of the seven candles (of the menorah) by which one merits to draw the Essential Intelligence, as mentioned above, and to bring that which is beyond our comprehension to the level of full understanding. Therefore have pity and mercy on us. Let us merit to marry off our children soon after they reach marriageable age, by chuppa and kiddushin, according to the tradition of Moses and Israel.
Have mercy on us, in Your great compassion, let us and all Your Nation Israel merit to leave a remnant behind us in this world after our death, a remnant that will last many years. Let our children and descendants endure forever, for all generations, until the end of all generations. Sustain our name and memory forever by our children who will remain after us. May we merit to have many sons and daughters, in holiness and purity, and may we see our children have children. Let there be no sterile man or woman among us or our children. Have mercy on them and grant them life, long life. May they all be holy and pure, clean from any sin or iniquity, fulfilling Your Will, engaged forever in really serving You all the days of their lives, in such a way that our children draw the Essential Intelligence into this World after we die. Let them reveal and publicize Your Divinity and Sovereignty in the world and may our memories remain for generation upon generation, forever and ever.
In Your bountiful mercy, from now on help me and save me, be with me always. Protect my clothing and garments so that they won’t be spoiled by any spot of dirt or by a stain. You alone know the immense blemish that affects the Divine Presence itself in the Supernal Worlds when we don’t protect our clothing from becoming dirty or stained. The clothes themselves judge a person when he doesn’t guard them from stains. Because of my many iniquities it is very difficult and burdensome t prevent clothes from becoming stained, for it’s impossible to remain conscious of them all the time, especially when learning Torah, praying, etc. Then they become stained without my noticing. All this I’ve caused because of my numerous transgressions and very confused thoughts, through which I’ve lost the merit to guard my clothes and keep them clean, saving them from stains and dirt. I’ve come before You O L*rd my G*d and G*d of my Fathers to talk to You because of all this...
Help me and save me so that I merit in my own lifetime, very soon, to rectify all this, to merit from now on to rectify the Covenant (Brit) perfectly. Grant me to raise and awaken holy understanding and to draw holy whiteness from the holy understanding, thereby rectifying the blemish of the blood, of all the 365 sinews that correspond to the 365 negative commandments of the Torah. Grant me to rectify the blemish of all the stains on clothes which, until now, I didn’t guard properly. Pardon and forgive me for all these blemishes. Help me from now on, protect and save me from all sin, iniquity, and transgression. Help me to look after my garments and clothes from now on, to treat them with respect and keep them clean. Let me merit to have clothes free of any stain or dirt. Always guard and protect me and my clothes so that my body, soul, and clothes will always be clean, pure, and holy from now on forever. In Your Compassion, draw living waters from the Source of Life...and purify the Divine Presence from Her impurity. Raise Her from Her exile and return Her to Her Loved One in love, brotherhood, and friendship. In Your bountiful mercy, draw and throw over us these pure water and purify us and our clothes from all our impurities...Grant us merit to fulfill the verse which says: "Let your garments always be white and let your head lack no ointment" (Ecclesiastes 9:8).
Conception & Pregnancy
In Your Mercy help us so that we merit to have marital relations in holiness, truly for Your Name’s sake. Enable us to draw holy and pure higher souls to our children. Fine pure souls which are drawn from the sources of the holy souls of Israel, rooted in the letters of the Holy Torah, in the Supernal Thought of the Holy One, may He be blessed. Let this be in such a way that we merit to have sons who are real Torah scholars and that they all be G*d fearing and perfect. Learning Your Torah for its own sake and really performing Your commandments wholeheartedly. May Your Great Name be recognized and praised in all its greatness and holiness by our sons and descendants. May it be said of them "a wise son gladdens a father." Fulfill in them: "Your father and mother will be glad and she who bore you will rejoice" (Proverbs 23:25). Lengthen their days and years. Make them good and pleasant. May they always do Your Will, forever and ever.
Confession of sins
And now, after all this great and awesome goodness and kindness, what can I say? I am the lowliest of Your creatures, yet You show pity to all, and You have put me in a privileged position by creating me a Jew. By making me a member of the Jewish People, the Holy Nation, You have put Your Name upon me, because Your Name is bound up with ours.
After all this, what can I say to You, exalted G-d? How can I speak before You, lowly servant that I am? How can I open my mouth and stand before You, after having failed to take proper care to do what is in my own best interests? With my own hands I have rejected Your great goodness and mercy, and I have failed to observe Your precious, beloved mitzvot, which are the greatest of all goodness and kindness.
G-d of Israel, how I have sinned against You! I have sinned, I have transgressed and rebelled, and I have done what is evil in Your eyes... [One should specify one's sins in detail.] HaShem, You are the righteous one, and I am ashamed and embarrassed. What can I say? How can I justify myself? I have acted wrongfully, and I myself have deprived myself of the good I could have had. I have stained my own holiness.
The damage I have done is so immense. "My sin is too great to bear." My sins are too many even to count. With all my transgressions, I am like a drunkard stupefied with wine. My sins have gone over my head, like a burden that is too heavy for me to bear. The very thought of them fills me with panic and confusion and sets all my bones trembling. "There is no peace in my bones because of my sins." They are inscribed on my bones, from the soles of my feet to the top of my head. Not a single bone is sound because of all my sins and transgressions. Every one of my bones has been splintered and shattered because of the many sins that are inscribed on them.
How bitter it is: more bitter than death, more bitter than anything in the world. And the truth is that I have not yet begun to feel even the minutest fraction of the pain of even one of my sins. I have sinned so much that my heart has become closed, and my mind is so confused that I have lost all awareness of my true self and essence.
If I but knew and felt the smallest part of the pain of even one of my innumerable sins, and the damage I have done to the root of my nefesh, my roach, and my neshamah, and in the highest worlds... I have rebelled against the Master of All, whom the heavens and the heavens of the heavens cannot contain, in awe of whose Name all the mighty angels, the Seraphim, the Ophanim and the holy Chayot and the supernal worlds upon worlds to eternity all quake and tremble. All of them do His will with awe, fear and love.
And I, the lowest, most insignificant creature of all, a putrid drop, a clod of earth and fleeting dust, have rebelled against the G-d of the Universe, blessed be Hs Name for ever. This much I know and believe, that if I were to begin to feel the tiniest fraction of bitterness and pain at even one of my many sins and transgressions, the sound of my screams would be unbearable. I myself would be unable to bear my own screaming or the terrible pain and bitterness of my heart for even a single moment. The entire world be unable to bear the sound of my cries.
My poor soul! I cringe at the sound. I shudder at the sight. I have been so very, very foolish. My wrong-doing and my manysins have cast a blot on Your holy, perfect Torah. I have taken the pure, clear messages of the holy letters of the Torah - the words of the Living G-d - and twisted and degraded them in the most unspeakable ways. My distortions are inscribed on my very bones. My actions have given power and dominance to idolaters, and my sins have lengthened the exile. After all this, do I have any right to cry out to the King?
Conflict & Strife
Have mercy on us and on all of Your People Israel. Always make peace between them. Cancel all sorts of controversy and strife from among us and let there be no jealousy, hatred, or provocation, or any argument or strife against the kosher Jews who wish, desire, and long really to serve You, especially the True Tzaddikim and Sages. Controversy, strife, and accusation have greatly increased among the Torah scholars, because of our many iniquities. "There was no peace to whoever went out or came in" (Chronicles II 15:5). All the world is full of controversy and strife damages us a lot in trying to serve You in truth. there is especially great controversy and strife that becomes stronger all the time against those who were distant from You and have now come to return to You, have come to draw closer to Your great Name and truly to serve You. Most of the controversy against them and against those who engage in bringing them closer to You is without reason and about nothing!
Please L*rd Full of mercy Master of Peace King to whom peace belongs, save us from controversy and strife. Let us merit to a pure and refined mind, perception and intellect without any dross at all. Let us merit to a quiet and serene mind. Let our minds not be confused at all. Nullify all the waste and extraneous matter in the mind for we have no knowledge of how to fight our adversaries and those who persecute us without reason, nor do we know how to react to them. Our intentions should be good, for the sake of Heaven. We desire really to serve You and to return to You very soon, in perfect repentance. We don’t want any controversy and strife at all! You who are full of compassion, have mercy on the oppressed of the flock, on a people dragged and plucked out, a poor and wretched nation. Have mercy, redeem and rescue such weak ones from controversy and strife, for we have no one on whom to rely other than on our Father in Heaven. To You alone we have cast our prayers for aid. We rely only upon You. Our hopes are dependent on You, until You graciously answer us.
Loving G-d: Help me guard the holy Covenant. Save me from all forms of immorality, whether in what I look at, what I think about, the way I talk, or what I actually do, and the way I use my five senses. Guard and protect me from breaking the Covenant in any way, and help me conduct myself in holiness and purity at all times. Bring me to genuine sanctity and to observe the Covenant the way You want me to, and protect me in the shadow of Your wings.
Help me fulfil the mitzvah of Tzitzit in all its fine details and with all the inner intentions of the mitzvah, together with the six hundred and thirteen mitzvot with which it is bound up.
Protect me with the holy fringes of the Tzitzit m4 save me from all forms of immorality.
Help me sanctify myself at all times by draw ing Your holiness upon me, and in this way save me from the "promptings of the serpent" - the blandishments of all the people who would like tempt me and induce me to turn aside from the path of truth, whether from evil motives or not.
Help me draw the light of the true wisdom of Tzaddikim upon myself through putting their teachings and guidance into practice. Bring me to the trutk and never let a word of falsehood cross my lips.
The Holy Covenant
Master of the World, who "leads Yoseph like a flock, You who sit upon the cherubs": Lovingly shine the light of Your holiness on me. Let a spirit of holiness and purity come upon me, giving me the power to control, master and break my evil inclination.
In Your abundant love and great kindness, enable me and all my offspring to guard the holy Covenant. Help me at all times, and keep me from all impurity and any breach of the Covenant, whether in thought, word or deed, whether unwittingly or intentionally, under compulsion or wilfully, whether with my eyes, ears or other senses. Let me sanctify and purify all of my faculties with the holiness of the Covenant, and do nothing to breach or blemish it in any way.
For in Your great love You have chosen us from all the nations and exalted us above all peoples. You have separated us from all their impurities and wrongdoing, as You wrote for us in Your Torah: "I have separated you from the nations to be one," and You called us all Tzaddikim, as it is said, "And Your People are all Tzaddikim."
Please, loving G-d, do not make Your holy Torah into an empty document, G-d forbid, for Your Word is true and enduring for ever. Deal kindly with me and help me to be a genuine Tzaddik by enabling me to guard the Covenant. Only in this way can one be worthy of the name Tzaddik, as You have informed us through the teachings of Your holy sages, who said that only someone who guards the Covenant is called a Tzaddik.
You helped Yoseph the Tzaddik when he was tested: You saved him and gave him the strength to overcome his evil inclination. In the same way, arouse Your compassion for me. Through the merit and strength of Yoseph, give me intelligence, wisdom, understanding and knowledge, holy strength and power, so that I will be able to avoid all impurity in my life and conquer my impulses and inclinations. Let my thoughts be bound and attached toYour holiness at all times, without a single moment's interruption.
Through purifying myself and observing the Covenant, enable me to offer You my prayers in the proper manner, without inhibitions, restraints and confusion. Accept my prayers and arouse Your love for me. Turn to us again and quickly redeem us and send our righteous Mashiach. Do it for Your sake and not for ours. Help me to order my prayers properly. Grant me intelligence and understanding, and let me use judgement to measure my words, so as not to stumble in what I say, or stray left or right from the straight, true path when I pray.
The Covenant. Foundation of Spiritual Awareness
I don't know what to ask for first. I've done so much damage to my mind with immoral thoughts and behavior that I don't know where to begin and ask You to help me do something about it. Should I ask You to help me make amends for my past and for all the damage I've done from my youngest days until today - with my thoughts, words and actions, with my eyes, my ears and other senses, whether deliberately or through carelessness, wilfully or under duress? Or should I pray to You about the future - that I should never do any more damage from now on, not even with so much as a thought?
Loving G-d: have pity on one filled with shame and embarrassment, on a stubborn, twisted heart. You know the extreme difficulties confronting me. I'm surrounded by traps on every side and I have no idea how to escape them. I can't even cry out to You, because I have no words or voice any more. I've damaged my voice, my power of speech and every one of my, two hundred and forty-eight limbs and three hundred and sixty-five sinews. I've corrupted all the pathways of wisdom and holiness, and I have no idea of any way I can possibly come truly and genuinely close to You.
But Your compassion is still not exhausted, and I trust in the power of the holy elders, the true Tzaddikim, on whom the entire Jewish People depends. On their power alone we rely, knowing that they have the strength to release the entire Jewish People from the dominion of unholy forces and bring them to holiness.
I have therefore come before You, HaShem my G-d and G-d of my fathers, with a broken, crushed heart, a sighing, tom heart, asking and pleading like a beggar at the door, lowly and impoverished, stretching out his hands and liftup his eyes to Heaven like the eyes of a servant hanging on his master's hands, like the eye of a guilty rebel seeking to placate his master, asking, begging and pleading for a gift of pure kindness.
Have pity on me! Be kind to me! Fill me with the wisdom and spiritual awareness revealed by the holy elders, and help me keep clear of any kind of immoral thought or behavior from now on. Loving G-d: guard and save me from all evil thoughts and feelings and anything that detracts from spiritual insight and awareness. Help me make amends for all my inunorality until now, so that I can fully observe the Covenant the way You want.
HaShem, help me: give me the ability to raise my voice in holiness so that the sound of my own voice will arouse my powers of concentration and I will be able to develop my spiritual awareness and insight to the full. Please, HaShem, have pity on me and help me fully observe the Covenant in holiness and purity, because this is the foundation of true spiritual awareness and insight.
You took our ancestors out of e)dle, physical and spiritual, in Egypt. You released them from the Fifty Gates of Impurity, and from the immorality and corrupt mentality that were the essence of the e)dle in Egypt. You brought them to the Fifty Gates of Holiness, helping them come to full observance of the Covenant and to spiritual awareness and wisdom. You gave them Your holy Torah and brought them into the Land of Israel.
In the same way, do great and awesome miracles and wonders for us. Release us from this bitter physical and spiritual e)dle, this e)dle of body and soul. Quickly remove us from all the Fifty Gates of Impurity. Redeem us and save us from every kind of immorality and every corrupt idea and attitude, and bring us quicldy to all the Fifty Gates of Holiness. Loving G-d: help us come to full observance of the Covenant and achieve genuine s
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