Weekday Morning Private Rising Prayers

As I rouse my body, mind, heart and soul,
I come to You.

Thank you for the chance again to be in life.
For my breath,
for giving me another day,
for all is due to You.

You are my Core.
In You I find my Ground.
You are my Foundation.

Tzitzit
At daybreak You call me to enter under the fringes
that I might open my soul
experience a pathway to knowing the sacred.
With day's start my soul sings back to You.

How my soul blesses You, Adonai, my God, how vast are You.
Garbed in splendor and grandeur,
wrapped in light as in a robe,
drawing forth the heavens as a curtain.

Behold, I wrap myself in tallit of tzitzit
in order to fulfill Your mitzvah
"Make fringes on the corners of your garments
throughout your generations."

Just as I wrap myself in tallit in this world,
so may my soul be wrapped in a beautiful tallit
in the World to Come, in Gan Eden.

I am ready to come under Your wings
and be held by the cloth of Your love.

Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam Asher Kidshanu B'Mitzvotav
V'Tzivanu L'Hitatef Ba'Tzitzit

Blessings to You my God, Shaper of the World, Who calls me to know sacredness
through Your mitzvot, through wrapping in tzitzit.

How precious is Your loving-kindness,
all creatures take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Filled with choice food of Your house, we drink from Your spring of delights.
For You are the Source of Life.
In Your Light do we see light

Birchot HaShahar

Adon Olam

Shaper of the Universe,
Who rules before all that was created was formed.
At that time of making all sprung from desire,
and called You by name, their Source.

Adon Olam Asher Malach B'Terem Kol Y'tzir Nivra
L'Et Naasah V'Cheftzo Kol Azzai Melech Sh'mo Nikra

After the end of all things,
only You will be,
Who always was,
and is,
and will be,
in amazing Beauty.

V'Aharei Kichlot HaKol L'vado Yimloch Nora
V'Hu Haya V'Hu Hoveh V'Hu Y'hyeh
B'Tifarah

You are One,
with none to place besides You, to compare with You.
Without beginning nor end,
You are Strength and Mooring.

V'Hu Echad V'Ein Sheini L'Hamshil Lo L'Hachbirah
B'li Reisheit B'li Tachlit V'Lo HaOz V'Hamisrah

You are my God,
living, my Defender. My Rock,
when I'm in pain, in narrow places.
You are my Banner, You shelter me,
You fill my cup the day I call.

V'Hu Eli V'Chai Goali V'Tzur Chevli B'Et Tzarah
V'Hu Nisi UManos Li M'nat Kosi B'Yom Ekra

Into Your hands I place my soul,
when I sleep and when I wake,
and with my soul, my body.
For You are with me,
and I will not be afraid.

B'Yado Afkeid Ruchi B'Et EiShan V'Ah'eirah
V'Eim Ruchi G'viyati Adonai Li V'Lo Eira

For You are with me
and I will not be afraid

Natilat Yadayim

As I rise from Your hands
I rinse off the night from my soul,
and dedicate myself.
to open and savor the gift of this new day of life,
to lift towards goodness and light,
to care for myself with kindness,
to be with others lovingly,
to let my true and deepest self emerge.

Help me to stand rooted upon the earth
and to walk clearly and gently in the world.


You shaped my body, my vessel in this life,
and infused her with life, energy, and wisdom.

Help me to care for her this day,
to listen to her instructions that she might teach me.

Kindle my heart,
that her light might renew my being.

Thank You for restoring my body to life this day,
for shaping me full of wonders,
for the living miracle of my body
.

Asher Yatzar

Blessings to You my Source, Creator of the Universe,
Who with Wisdom shaped human beings,
creating within us a vastness of passages and corridors.

Revealed and known it is before Your Throne of Glory,
if one of these be opened or one of these be shut closed,
it would be impossible to exist, to stand before You.
Blessings to You, Healer of all,
Who continuously shapes wonders.


From my very beginning and at my very core my neshamah shines,
clear, beautiful, fresh, pure,
my eternal light which You planted within me,
light by which I find my way.
May she guide me in this new day of life.

Elohei Neshamah

Elohei N'shamah SheNatata Bi T'horah Hi
My God, the neshamah which You placed within me is pure.

You created her, You formed her, You breathed her into me and
You watch over her while she is within me.
With my death, You will take her from me and
will return her to me in the future to come.

All the time that my neshamah is within me
I give thanks to You my God and God of my Ancestors,|
Shaper of all,  Source of all souls.
Blessings to You, Who returns neshamot
to those who travel in realms of death. 

Open my eyes to see,
awaken my heart to feel,
the many ways You hold and bless me.

Thank You for all the ways You walk with me and care for me,
for all with which You grace me.

Pour Your pure oil into the seven branches of my Menorah.
Fill me with Your light.

Rekindle my inner lights
that I may find my way to life and walk in Your service.

For having regained consciousness this morning
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who has given my mind understanding
to distinguish between day and night.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Asher Natan LaSechvi Vinah L'Havchin Bein Yom U'Vein Lailah.

For the soulways of my Ancestors
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who has not given me the pathways of other people.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Shelo Asani Goy.

For the gift of my freedom
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who has not made me a slave.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Shelo Asani Ahved.

For the gift of being as I am
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who has made me according to Your will.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, SheAsani KiR'tzono.

For the movements of my day.

Who helps me see through the veils

Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who opens the eyes of the blind.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Pokeach Eivrim.

Who clothes me,
helping me gently garb my vulnerabilities

Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who clothes the naked.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Malbish Arumim.

Who enables me to stretch my limbs,
helps me set free the parts of me that are bound

Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, for setting free the bound.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Matir Asurim.

Who enables me to stand,
helping me tenderly raise up the parts of self that are weighted down

Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who raises up those weighed down.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Zokeif K'fufim.

For firm ground upon which I can put my feet,
for gifting me with creative powers

Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who spreads out the earth above the waters.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Roka HaAretz Al HaMayim.

For providing for all my needs
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who provides for all my needs.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, SheAsah Li Kol Tzorki.

For strengthening the direction my soul need go,
giving me strength as I step
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who makes firm my steps.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, HaMechin Mitzadei Gaver.

Who girds me with courage,
encouraging me to draw up and upon the powers within me

Blessings to You my God,Creator of the Universe, Who girds Israel with Gevurah.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Ozer Israel BiG'vurah.

Who crowns me with Beauty,
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who crowns Israel with Tifarah.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Oter Israel B'Tifarah.

Who gives me strength when I am tired
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who gives strength to the weary.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, HaNotein LaYaeif Koach.

Help me awake, that I might be fully in this new day of life
Blessings to You my God, Creator of the Universe, Who causes sleep to pass from my eyes
and slumber from my eyelids.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, HaMaavir Sheinah Me'Einai U'Tnumah Me'Afaapai.

Grant me the strength of will to do what I know gives light.
Guard me from evil energies.

Help me release negativity, fear, and tension that rise up
from within me,
that lies in life around me.
Guide me this day towards that which is positive and life-giving.

Help me to open my heart and my soul to the light
around me and shimmering within me.

May I act with kindness
and use my energies for good.

May I choose life
and act from an open heart.

V'Y'hi Ratzon

May it be Your will my God and God of my Ancestors,
to walk with Torah and cleave to Your mitzvot.

Do not bring me into the hands of sin, transgression, temptation or disgrace.
Do not let my Yetzer HaRah rule me.

Keep me far from evil people and evil companions.
Help me cling to my Yetzer HaTov and to good actions.

Help me turn both my inclinations to serve You.

May I both give and receive, with You and all whom I am with this day,
grace, loving-kindness, and deep compassion.

Surround me now with Chesed.

Blessings to You,
Who draws me near to You
in loving-kindness.

From the wholeness of my heart I bring to You as a peace-offering
my self, my being.

As I enter this day
I release all that which I hold onto,
I place myself into Your hands,
I surrender myself to Your will.