Category Archives: Messianic Prayer

In Prayer We . . .

I found out about the Siddur Eit Ratzon (Season of Favor) from the Reform Shuckle blog just before High Holidays in 2010. I love this prayerbook. If it was affordable, I’d buy a hundred and make it the prayerbook of … Continue reading

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New Liturgy: the Lord’s Prayer

אָבִינוּ שֶׁבַּשָּׁמַיִם יִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵךֻ Avinu shebashamayim, yitkadash sh’meicha. Our Father, who is in heaven, may your name be sanctified. (Forgive the transliterated Greek, but I have yet to set up my Mac to type in Greek): Pater heimon ho en … Continue reading

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Ovadia Starts a Messianic Liturgy Series

Ovadia at the “Just Jewish” blog is a very promising young student destined to be a scholar in our ranks. He discovered a long time Christian blog called The Internet Monk. Many of you may know of Michael Spencer, a … Continue reading

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New Modern Orthodox Prayerbook

I have recently bought a Koren Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and it is beautiful. Imagine my interest when I heard from MJTI’s Carl Kinbar that Koren has just released (as of May 15) a Modern Orthodox Siddur (Prayerbook) translated and commented … Continue reading

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An Upcoming and Very Needed Book

Tefillin, or phylacteries as they are known to many Christian readers, are a vital part of Jewish devotion. The practice of tefillin comes from four scriptures in the Torah, which speak of “a sign for you on your hand and … Continue reading

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Gathering the Exiles

The tenth benediction of the Amidah says: Sound the great shofar of our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are you, HaShem, who gathers in the … Continue reading

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Musings on the Amidah, Part 2

The first benediction of the Amidah is the Avot, the fathers. Before we pray it, we say: My Lord, open up my lips so my mouth can speak your praise. Then, before we pray it, we bow and walk forward … Continue reading

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Musings on the Amidah, Part 1

Sh’moneh Esrei — eighteen benedictions. So important in Judaism, simply called “the prayer,” haTefillah. Those reciting it face Israel. Those in Israel face Jerusalem. Those in Jerusalem face the temple. If you’re not sure which way to face, the rabbis … Continue reading

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An Apocryphal Prayer

The history of Israel is told in the Bible until the days of Ezra and Nehemiah. The New Testament picks up the story about 480 years later with John the Baptizer. What happened in between? The answer? A whole lot. … Continue reading

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That His Name Would Be One

I am a fool for eschatology [theology of the future]. I love to think about the promises of the prophets. I love to imagine the world the prophets say will some day be here. I am reminded of eschatology when … Continue reading

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Musings on Prayer and Tradition

I will return to the resurrection evidence topic I’ve been writing about. I simply haven’t prepared to write the next part yet: resurrection views in the Judaism of Yeshua’s time. So, instead, I offer today a musing on prayer. I’m … Continue reading

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A Sabbath Meditation

If you are Jewish or Messianic, I do hope you have your table set with the finest white cloth and that you are prepared to sanctify this seventh day as holy. Here is a brief Sabbath meditation taken from Rebbe … Continue reading

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El Shaddai and HaShem (Shabbat Meditation)

Hope many of you are settling down for Shabbat (the Sabbath). We have delightful smells coming from the kitchen. The house is quiet before the big night. Shabbat soup, chicken, wheat challah, and other foods will soon be eaten. It … Continue reading

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A Thought About Messianic Jewish Prayer and a Prayer

I’m offering two things for your reading today. First, I want to pass on a thought about Messianic Jewish prayer that made an impact on me at this year’s Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations conference (umjc.net). Then I want to … Continue reading

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