|Source (Hebrew)||Translation (English)|
מוֹדָה|מוֹדֶה אֲנִי לְפָנֶיךָ
מֶֽלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּם
Thank You, Living God
For giving me
Another day of awareness.
I thank You
For this sacred trust.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included this interpretive translation of “Modeh Ani” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the prayer. –Aharon N. Varady
Modeh Ani first appeared as an addendum in Seder ha-Yom by Rav Moshe Ibn Machir of Tsfat, published in 1599.
“מודה אני | Modeh Ani by Moshe ibn Makhir (interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)” is shared by the living contributor(s) with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International copyleft license.