Messianic Jewish Amidah
Blaine Robison, M.A.

Published 21 May 2007; Revised 20 June 2015

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Note: This Messianic Jewish Amidah (aka Shemoneh Esrei) is based on the original Jewish Amidah and designed for use by talmidim of Messiah Yeshua. This version of the Amidah incorporates the hyphenated names L-rd and G-d in deference to Jewish sensibilities. The Amidah used in Yeshua's day did not have a prescribed text for each of the 18 sections. The content of the prayer was codified after the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70. Feel free to add you own words in each of the sections of this prayer.

1. Avot ("Ancestors"): “Blessed are You, ADONAI, Creator of the universe, G-d Most High, and G-d of the patriarchs, G-d of Abraham, G-d of Isaac, and G-d of Jacob. The great El Shaddai, mighty and awesome G-d, G-d Supreme who extends loving kindness and is Master of all, who remembers the gracious deeds of our spiritual forefathers, and who has brought a Redeemer with love for His name's sake. King, Helper, Savior and Protector, blessed are You, ADONAI, Protector of Abraham.”

2. Gevurot ("Powers"): “Your might is eternal, L-rd G-d, who revives the dead, powerful in saving, who makes the wind to blow and the rain to fall, who sustains the living with loving kindness, who revives the dead with great mercy, who supports the falling, heals the sick, frees the captive, and keeps faith with the dead; who is like You, Almighty, and who resembles You, O King who can bring death and give life.”

3. Kedushat HaShem ("Sanctification of the Name"): “We cry with the angels: Holy, Holy, Holy, is the L-rd G-d Almighty. Your name is holy, and those who are holy shall praise You every day. Blessed are You, ADONAI, the holy G-d.” [Selah - meditate on this.]

4. Binah ("Understanding"): “You grant knowledge to man, and teach understanding to humans; from Your own self, favor us with knowledge, understanding, and sense. Blessed are You, ADONAI, giver of knowledge.”

5. Teshuvah ("Repentance"): “Return us, our Abba Father, to Your Scriptures, and draw us closer, our King, to Your worship, and bring us back before You in complete repentance. Blessed are You, ADONAI, who desires repentance.” [Remember any unsaved friends, family members or others.]

6. Selichah (“Forgiveness”): “Forgive us, our Father, for we have sinned, pardon us, our King, for we have transgressed, for You are a pardoner and forgiver. Blessed are You, ADONAI, gracious One who forgives abundantly.” [Name your own sins, failures, doubtful practices, hurtful actions toward another and unloving attitudes that need forgiveness.]

7. Geulah ("Redemption"): “Look upon us in our suffering, and fight our struggles, redeem us speedily, for Your name's sake, for You are a mighty Redeemer. Blessed are You, Messiah Yeshua, ADONAI, Redeemer of Israel.”

8. Refuah ("Healing"): “Heal us, O ADONAI, and we shall be healed, save us, O Yeshua, and we shall be saved, for You are our glory. Send complete healing for our every illness, for You, Divine King, are the faithful, merciful Physician. Blessed are You, ADONAI, who heals the sick of Your people.” [Remember any in the congregation, your family or acquaintances that need healing.]

9. Birkat HaShanim ("Blessing for Years [of good]"): “Bless this year for us, O ADONAI our G-d, and all its varied produce that it be for good; provide dew and rain as a blessing on the face of the earth, satisfy us with Your goodness, and bless this year like the good years. Blessed are You, ADONAI, who blessed the years.”

10. Galuyot ("Diasporas"): “Sound the great shofar to proclaim freedom for all the Land of Israel, lift up a banner for the ingathering of Your exiled people, and bring them together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are You, ADONAI, who gathers together the dispersed of Your people Israel to fulfill the word of the prophets.” [Pray also that Jews spiritually exiled from G-d will return and accept Yeshua as their Messiah and Savior.]

11. Birkat HaDin ("Justice"): “Restore justice in the land and remove from us sorrow and sighing. Defend the fatherless, protect the widow. Save the innocent from destruction. Rebuke the oppressor. Break down the strongholds of evil in our culture. Rule over us Messiah Yeshua, O ADONAI, with kindness and mercy, and vindicate us in the judgment. Blessed are You, ADONAI, King, who loves righteousness and judgment.”

12. Tzadikim ("Righteous"): “On the righteous and the saintly, on the elders of Your people, on the Commonwealth of Israel, on the teachers of Your Word, on all true talmidim of Messiah Yeshua, let Your compassion flow, O ADONAI our G-d. Grant a good reward to all who sincerely trust in Your name; place our lot with them forever and let us not be shamed, for in You do we trust. Blessed are You, ADONAI, the support and security of the righteous.”

13. Bo'ne Yerushalayim ("Builder of Jerusalem"): “To Jerusalem Your city, return with compassion, and dwell within it as You promised; cleanse it of idolatry and wickedness, build it in our day as an everlasting structure; and speedily establish the reign of Messiah Yeshua in its midst on the throne of David. Blessed are You, ADONAI, builder of Jerusalem.”

14. Birkat David ("Blessing of David"): “The offspring of Your servant David, Messiah Yeshua, quickly come to bring deliverance; for Your deliverance do we constantly hope. Blessed are You, ADONAI, who makes the glory of deliverance to flourish.”

15. Tefillah ("Prayer"): “Hear our voice, O ADONAI our G-d, show compassion and mercy to us, accept our prayers with mercy and favor, for You are a G-d who hears prayers and supplications.” [You may add a personal prayer.]

16. Avodah ("Service"): “Favorably receive, O ADONAI our G-d, Your people and their prayer, restore true worship in Zion, receive with love and favor our offerings, our prayers, and may the worship of Your people always be favorably received by You, may our eyes behold Your return to Zion in mercy. Blessed are You, ADONAI, who restores His Divine Presence to Zion.”

17. Hodaah ("Thanksgiving"): “We give thanks to You who are ADONAI our G-d and G-d of our fathers for all eternity. You are the strength of our lives, the shield of our deliverance. In every generation, we shall thank You and declare Your praise for our lives that are entrusted in Your hand, and for our souls that are in Your care, and for Your miracles that are daily with us, and for Your wondrous deeds and goodness that occur at all times, evening, morning, and noon. You are the Benevolent One, for Your mercies are never ended. The Compassionate One, for Your deeds of kindness do not stop, always have we placed our hope in You. For all this, O Yeshua, our King, may Your name be always blessed and exalted forever and ever. All the living will forever thank You and praise Your name in truth, O G-d, O Messiah Yeshua, our eternal salvation and help. Blessed are You, ADONAI, whose name is goodness; it is pleasing to give thanks to You." [Selah - meditate on this.]

18. Shalom ("Peace"): “Establish peace, well-being, blessing, grace, loving kindness, and mercy upon us and upon all of the Commonwealth of Israel, for by the light of Your presence have you given us, O ADONAI our G-d, instruction of life in Your Word, love of kindness, justice, blessing, compassion, life, and peace, and it is good in Your sight to bless Your people at all times and in every hour with Your peace. Blessed are You, ADONAI, who blessed His people, the Commonwealth of Israel, with shalom.”

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