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אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים | El Malé Raḥamim – Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless, by Rabbi Victor Reinstein (2014)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=40927 אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים | El Malé Raḥamim – Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless, by Rabbi Victor Reinstein (2014) 2021-11-25 23:15:29 This paraliturgical adaptation of the El Malei prayer for an Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless was offered by Rabbi Victor Reinstein in 2014. Text the Open Siddur Project Victor Reinstein Victor Reinstein https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Victor Reinstein https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Homes & Community Centers ecumenical prayers אל מלא רחמים El Malé Raḥamim 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. Memorial prayers English vernacular prayer interfaith prayer homeless and unhoused paraliturgical el malé raḥamim
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אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים שׁוֹכֵן בַּמְּרוֹמִים.
הַמְצֵא מְנוּחָה נְכוֹנָה עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה.
בְּמַעֲלוֹת קְדוֹשִׁים וּטְהוֹרִים כְּזֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים
לְנִשְׁמוֹת כֹּל אֵלֶה שֶהִזְכַרְנוּ הַיוֹם
לִבְרָכָה שֶׁהָלְּכוּ לְעוֹלָמָם, בְּגַן עֵדֶן תְּהִי מְנוּחָתָם.
O God, exalted and full of compassion,
grant perfect peace in Your sheltering Presence,
among the holy and pure,
to the souls of all those whom we remember today,
who have gone to their eternal home.
Welcome them home, please, with open arms.
Show to them the love and acceptance denied to them in life.
Knowing that You have given us the resources,
help us to create a just society in which everyone has a place to call home.
In Your embrace of their souls, please show to them
the meaning their lives held for You.
Be a mirror, God, in which they may see Your image in their eternal selves.
Please forgive us for the times we did not see Your image in them,
and help us to open our eyes to the holiness of every single life.
אָנָא בַּעַל הָרַחֲמִים הַסְתִּירֵם בְּסֵתֶר כְּנָפֶיךָ לְעוֹלָמִים
Master of mercy, we beseech You,
remember all the worthy and righteous deeds
that they performed in the land of the living,
deeds of infinite meaning in Your eyes, however small,
whether for family and friends,
whether on the streets or in shelters,
for each other and for others.
וּצְרוֹר בִּצְרוֹר הַחַיִּים אֶת נִשְׁמוֹתֵיהֶם.
יְיָ הוּא נַחֲלָתָם.
וְיָנוּחוּ בְשָׁלוֹם עַל מִשְׁכְּבוֹתֵיהֶם.
וְנֹאמַר אָמֵן׃
May their souls be bound up in the bond of life.
You are their portion.
May they rest in peace.
Let us say: Amen.

This paraliturgical adaptation of the El Malei prayer for an Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless was offered by Rabbi Victor Reinstein in 2014.

 

 

 

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