My Pocket Prayers

March 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment


My Pocket Prayers


Saved for many years
inside the folds of my wallet
for reminder and prayer,
and protection from harm.

With loving grateful thoughts
and endless appreciation
for all the comforts provided
in this wonderful life.

Every day above ground
is truly a terrific day.
Thankfully yours - S.



I love The Lord

The Lord is good to me

Please protect me Lord

And I'll be good to thee.

Thou art the Ruler of the

Heavens and the Earth

All the Universe

And all the Peoples of the world

Thou art the King of all hosts.


Through Thy mighty power

Thou provides us with strength and spirit

My imperfections as a human being

acknowledge to me reasons

for need of Thy care.


Through Thy infinite wisdom

Thou provides us with science

to challenge our human minds

and art to help us build creativity

within our souls

that helps us grow smarter

and more talented with age.

Knowing you O Lord

has made me a peaceful

and loving individual

Thou art my Shield for protection

my Rock and my Redeemer

Thou art the end of all Salvation.


Shma Yisreal Adonia Elohanu Adonia echad!

Here O Israel, The Lord is our God,

Adonai is One!

Barchu shaym kevod malchuto lolam vaed!

Praised be his name whose glorious kingdom

is for ever and ever!


I believe in only Thee O Lord

please be with me and fill my heart

Holy, holy holy is the Lord of Hosts

The whole world is filled with his glory

Thank you for giving me this life O Lord.



Once again, I wish to proclaim

for all to hear

I Love the Lord

the Lord is good to me

Please guide me Lord

and show me how to serve Thee

Please protect the ones I love,

the people I’ve known,

and all the people of the earth,

Also please don’t forget

to protect the Earth itself

ensuring our future survival

for generations to come.


Please guide me Lord

and show me how

to do the right things

Use me as a conduit

to do your good bidding

I need you Lord both

in my Life and in Spirit

I plead with you over and over again

that I might find my way in this world

to understand thy teachings

and face life’s challenges with courage

I appreciate everything you have done

and provided us our mortal souls

Thank you for giving me

this precious life O Lord.


(Sanford Widran)


For the Blessings:

For the blessings which You lavish upon us
In forest and sea,
in mountains and meadow, in rain and sun
we thank You.

For the blessings You implant within us,
joy and peace, meditation and laughter,
we are grateful to You.

For the blessings of friendship and love,
of family and community

For blessings we ask of You
and those we cannot ask,

For the blessings You bestow upon us openly
and those You give us in secret,

For all these blessings,
we thank You and are grateful to You.

For the blessings we recognize
And those we fail to recognize,

For the blessings of our tradition
and of our holy days,

For the blessings of return and forgiveness,
of memory, of vision and of hope -

For all these blessings
which surround us on every side
Dear God, hear our thanks
and accept our gratitude.   


(Ruth Brin)


Birth is a beginning
And death a destination.

And life is a journey;
From childhood to maturity
And youth to age;

From innocence to knowing;
From foolishness to discretion
And then, perhaps, to wisdom;

From health to sickness
And back, we pray, to health again;

From offense to forgiveness,
From loneliness to love,
From joy to gratitude

From pain to compassion,
And grief to understanding -
From faith to faith;

Until, looking backward or ahead,
We see that victory lies
Not at some high place along the way,
But in having made the journey,
Stage by stage,
A sacred pilgrimage.

Birth is a beginning
And death a destination
And life is a journey,
A sacred pilgrimage –
To life everlasting.

(Rabbi Herbert Bronstein)


Avot – God of All Generations

We praise You, Adonai our God
And God of all generations:
God of Abraham, God of Isaac,
God of Jacob;
Great, might,
And awesome God
God supreme.

Master of all the living,
Your ways are ways of love.
You remember the faithfulness
Of our ancestors, and in love
Bring redemption to their
Children’s children for the sake
Of Your name.

Remember us unto life,
O Sovereign who delights
In life, and seal us in the
Book of Life, for Your sake,
O God of Life.

You are our Sovereign and our
Help, our Savior and our Shield.

Blessed is the Holy One, the
Shield of Abraham.



What are we? Of what value is our life?
You have shown us the answer:
Human beings are precious to You.
You singled us out at the beginning
from all Creation. 
Even though the righteous
cannot give You anything
which is not Yours already.



We thank you God
for all the blessings
that we receive daily.

We shall not take for granted
the wonders of the world we live in;
the marvels of life, the beauty of nature,
the love you have implanted in each of us
to share with one another.



Grant Us Peace,
Your most precious gift
eternal Source of peace
and enable Israel to be its messenger
unto the peoples of the earth.

Bless our country
that it may ever be a stronghold of peace,
And its advocate among the nations. 

May contentment reign within its borders,
health and happiness within its homes.

Strengthen the bonds of friendship
and fellowship among all
the inhabitants of our land.

Plant virtue in every soul,
and may the love of Your name
hallow every home and every heart.

Seal us in the Book of Life,
and grant us a year of prosperity and joy.

Praised are You, Adonai, Giver of peace.

May the One who causes peace
to reign in the high heavens,
let peace descend on us,
on all Israel,
and all the world,
and let us say:



My conclusions therefore are:

decide to be happy
render others happy
proclaim your joy
love passionately your miraculous life
be grateful for every moment of life
pray and thank God every day
look with fascination at everything
fill your lungs and heart with liberty
be yourself fully and immensely
feel God in your body, mind, heart and soul
and be convinced of eternal life.



A Prayer for The World

Let the rain come and wash away
the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
held and nurtured over generations.

Let the rain wash away the memory
of the hurt, the neglect.

Then let the sun come out and
fill the sky with rainbows.

Let the warmth of the sun heal us
let it burn away the fog so that
we can see each other clearly.
So that we can see beyond labels,
beyond accents, gender and skin color.

Let the warmth and brightness
of the sun melt our selfishness.
So that we can share the joys and
feel the sorrows of our neighbors.

And let the light of the sun
be so strong that we will see all
people as our neighbors.

Let the earth, nourished by rain,
bring forth flowers
To surround us with beauty.

And let the mountains teach our people
To reach upward to heaven.




My Pocket Prayers
(Sanford Widran)


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