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A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Sunday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852) A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Sunday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852) 2020-06-10 02:51:29 A prayer for the first day of the week. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Marcus Heinrich Bresslau Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Sunday 19th century C.E. תחינות teḥinot 57th century A.M. Jewish Women's Prayers divine light English vernacular prayer
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Hallelujah! Praise ye God, the Eternal, who in His Omnipotence brought forth the world from nothing, and who by His merciful command “Let there be light,”[1] Genesis 1:3.  set a boundary to the darkness of chaos. Thanks to Thee, O Father, for the beneficial and all-rejoicing Light; thanks to Thee for this boon, so worthy of Thy greatness a boon, the salutary influence of which I now also enjoy that I may look up to Thee, Father, with filial confidence, and that I may worship Thee with deep reverence.

And since light was the first production which Thou, in Thine all-merciful greatness, calledst forth in Thy Creation, since light was the first, which, as we are taught by Holy Scripture, Thou hast deigned to designate a good gift: may it be Thy will, all-gracious Father, that this great boon may rejoice and cheer me also, Thy handmaiden, whilst I live; and that it may also serve me for that purpose, which was intended by Thy wisdom, for the whole community of mankind.

Grant also, O Lord! I beseech Thee, that the Light of Thy truth may guide, enlighten, and prosper me, that my spirit may not grope in the dark, and that I may not fall a prey to corruption. Grant, O All-merciful One! that the light of Thy sacred law may lead me in the path of virtue, that I may never deviate therefrom, but continue to ennoble my heart, and render myself ever worthier of Thy mercy, which, I trust, Thou wilt never withhold from me. Amen.





1 Genesis 1:3.

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