a) May the One who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and our foremothers Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, bless and heal this person, ____________ the son/daughter of ____________. May the Holy One, blessed be God, be merciful and strengthen and heal him/her. Grant him/her a complete and speedy recovery—healing of body and healing of soul. And let us say: Amen.


Yivarechicha – the priestly blessing
May G-d bless you and keep watch over you
May the light of G-d’s presence shine upon you and be gracious to you
May G-d’s presence be with you and grant you peace


Creator of miracles, mercy and life,
Protect us from danger, keep us from harm.
Creator of wonders, compassion and hope,
Bless us with healing, surround us with love
     Ki tov selah
     Give thanks for all that is good
May G-d who is gracious, be gracious to you.
Protect you and bless you and care for you.
For all you are, and all you hope to be.
We give thanks for all that is good.


There are often times, O God, when I feel alone, and yet I know in my heart that I am never alone. You are always there waiting for me to speak to You of my desires, hopes and dreams.Yet how seldom do I reach out to You to voice my gratitude for all that is beautiful in my life… all the gifts of my life. Love, family, friendship, have come from You.But the greatest gift of all is Your presence, which time and again has given me strength, faith and courage.Now, in the midst of doubt and confusion, I need to know that You are beside me in the depth of my being. With You there, I know I am not alone – ever. My Friend, my strength, my God.

(From Gates of Healing ©1988 by Central Conference of American Rabbis.)