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Prayer for Well Being: Mi Shebeirach

One of my favorite parts of shabbat service is the Mi Shebeirach. It is a prayer for the well-being of others and is said before the Torah is put back into the Ark. The congregation can say outloud the names of those in need of assistance and then we sing the prayer together.

Last night before service, the Rabbi’s 90 year old wife tripped and fell on her way into the sanctuary. It was very scary, but we have a nurse in the congregation and plenty of extra hands to lift her into the extra wheel-chair. She was quietly taken to the emergency room and we started shabbat services.

When we got to the Mi Shebeirach, all hearts and minds were on her well-being. I hope the prayers helped. I got news tonight that she broke her wrist and is resting at home now.

Mi she-bei-rach a-vo-tei-nu. M’kor ha-bra-cha I’i-mo-tei-nu. May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing And let us say, Amen.

Mi she-bei-rach I-mo-tei-nu. M’kor ha-bra-cha l’a-vo-tei-nu. Bless those in need of healing with r’fu-a sh’lei-ma; The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit; And let us say, Amen.

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