Blaine Robison, M.A.
Published 21 May 2007; Revised 20 June
Note: This Messianic
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
("Ancestors"): "Blessed are You, ADONAI, Creator of the universe, G-d Most High, and
the patriarchs, G-d of
Abraham, G-d of Isaac, and G-d of Jacob. The great El Shaddai, mighty and awesome
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."
("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."
("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.]
"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."
("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.]
"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,
gracious One who forgives abundantly."
[Name your own sins,
failures, doubtful practices, hurtful actions toward another and unloving attitudes
that need forgiveness.]
("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."
("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.]
("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."
("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
"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,
who loves righteousness and judgment."
("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
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."
("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."
("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."
("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.]
("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."
"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.]
"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,
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