Every person must be responsible for his fellow man. That burden extends to every facet of life including illness. The Torah obligates us to collectively care for the needy, the orphan, the stranger, the aged and the sick; in other words for all those who cannot provide for themselves. This set of tefillot is ideal for private at-home tefillah or at a havurah or synagogue healing service.
A sick person generally needs the assistance of caregivers, doctors, nurses and family to get well again. They are also in need of spiritual support from the community. We can fulfill this obligation with tefillah. We urge that as many people as possible join us daily and pray for a refuah shleimah(), a complete recovery for all that are sick and ailing.
Imagine all of the people who are sick that could receive Elohim’s healing blessings through your tefillah. There is no limit to how often one can pray for himself or for someone else. The purpose of healing tefillah is to stand before Elohim who is the ultimate healer, a fact that all healers acknowledge. Searching for meaning or solace in a time of sickness or pain? Here we offer Yehudi insights and rituals, both traditional and contemporary, for those in need of healing.
I gratefully thank You, O living and eternal King, for You have returned my soul within me with compassion—abundant is Your faithfulness!
Modeh ani l’fanecha, melech chai v’kayam. She’hechezarta bi nishmati b’chemla—raba emunatecha
Tefillah for the body
Blessed are You, our Eternal EL, Creator of the Universe, who has made our bodies in wisdom, creating openings, arteries, glands, and organs marvelous in structure, intricate in design. Should but one of them, by being blocked or opened, fail to function, it would be difficult to stand before You. Wondrous Fashioner and Sustainer of life, Source of our health and our strength, we give you thanks and praise.
Tefillah for the soul
My Elohim, the soul which You have placed within me is pure. You have created it, You will one day take it from me and restore it to me in time to come. So long as my soul is within me, I make acknowledgment before You, my Elohim and Elohim of all generations.
Blessed are you, Elohim who restores my soul each day that I may once again awaken.
You are mighty, Master Yeshua, who brings healing to the sick,
You are great in granting salvation,
providing the living with sustenance, with lovingkindness,
caring for the sick with great mercies,
supporting the fallen, healing the sick,
releasing the captive,
and keeping faith with those who are lost among the living,
Who is like you, Master Yeshua of mighty acts, and who compares to you,
King who restores health, and causes salvation to sprout,
You who are faithful, comforting the ill among us,
Blessed are You, Master Yeshua our Ro-fei HaCholim () who heals the sick.
Tefillah for healing
Hear my tefillah, O Master Yeshua, heed my plea for mercy.
In time of trouble I call You, for You will answer me.
When pain and illness are my companions, let there be room in my heart for strength.
When the days and nights are filled with darkness, let the light of courage find its place.
Help me endure the suffering and dissolve the fear; renew within me the calm spirit of trust and peace.
Baruch Atah Yehovah, Ro-fei HaCholim ()
We praise you, O Elohim, Healer of the Sick
May the One who blessed our ancestors, Sarah and Avraham, Rivkah and Yitzchak, Leah, Rakhel and Yaakov bless (insert name here) along with all of the ill among us. Grant insight to those who bring healing, courage and faith to those who are sick, love and strength to us and to all who love them. Elohei Yaakov (Kad HaKemach), let your spirit rest upon all who are ill and comfort them. May they and we soon know a time of complete healing, a healing of the body and a healing of the ruach (spirit) and let us say: Bashem Yeshua Amein.
May the one who creates harmony above make Shalom for us and for all Yisrael,
And for all who dwell on earth. And say: Amein.
Read Tehillim 20 Elohim responds in times of distress
Why do we call upon the Name Elohei Yaakov?
That is because of all the Patriachs, Yaakov had the hardest life - the threats from Esav, exile under Laban an Paroh, the death of Rachel, the Kidnapping of Dinah, the loss of Yosef but Elohim protected him. Therefore , in time of distress we call up the Name Elohei Yaakov (Kad HaKemach)
[YYS] Siddur Tefillot Ha Mashiach