Here is a repost of a para-DOX parABLEs visitor favorite post with additions and revisions from the Etz Chaim Mishkan Mishpacha Erev Kabalat Shabbat Messianic Siddur which is available in the BlackBerry World, and Android Play App Markets available for download now by clicking on the App tab at the top of this page. You can also download the PDF at scribd.com/justparadox. This time it includes Audio to help with Cantilation. Here is a how to Siddur (order of service) with commentary to help you created for a friend upon request.
If your seeking to start observing biblical festivals or have a more meaningful family spiritual live a good place to start is by observing a Family (Mishpacha) Shabbat. This is done on Friday evening before Sunset, this is done because once the sun goes down your are to Rest (Shabbat). The Rest (Shabbat) was made for the man, not the man for the Sabaath. The Sabaath or Shabbat is for Rest. This is a period in time when we remember Paradise past, Paradise (rest) Present and look forward to the Millennial Shabbat Rest of the Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom. One way to set the tone as a family is to start observing the Covenant Meal of Thanksgiving. This is also a time to thank Adonai for the Covenant He made with Avraham between the parts. There is evidence that observing the Shabbat, Attending Synagogue for Prayer Service and Reading the Torah Portions was customary as well as ending the Shabbat with a Separation (Havdalah Service). This is an important time for your family to build family traditions. The Covenant Meal of Shabbat is referred to as the Thanksgiving Meal in the Didache (the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles). This was done weekly on the Eve of Shabbat on Friday Evening. Here is a modern Messianic Erev (Evening of) Shabbat Mishpacha (Family) Siddur (Order-Structure):
Blessed are you, O L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments and has commanded us concerning the Tzedakah
The next part is the Candle Lighting, this is the part the wife does. It is a woman’s sacred duty to bring the light into the world. The women is the bringer of the light, the one who brings the light into the world which is a picture of Mariam bringing Yeshua into the world. Upon lighting the candle the women waves her hands three times toward herself and then recites this prayer.
Baruch atah Adonay Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher kidshanu bemitzvotav vetzevanu or goyim v’natan-lanu et Yeshua Meschicheinu or ha-olam. Amayn.
Blessed are you, O L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments and has commanded us to be a light to the nations and Who gave to us Yeshua the Messiah, the Light of the World. Amen.
Next you pray for your sons and daughters. The prayers goes as follows.
(Blessing Over Sons)
Y’simchah Elochim ke’Ephrieim v’chiMenasheh.
G-d make you as Ephraim and Mannaseh.
(Blessing Over Daughters)
Y’simaech Elocheem k’Sarah Rivkah Rechael v’Lea-ah.
G-d make you as Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah.
A very popular song usually song on Shabbat is Shalom Aleichem, which goes as follows:
Shalom aleichem, malachei ha’sharayt, malachei elyon, mi’melech malchei ha’mlachim, HaKadosh Baruch Hoo:
Bo’achem l’shalom, malachei ha’shalom, malachei elyon, mi’melech malchei ha’mlachim, HaKadosh Baruch Hoo:
Barchunee l’shalom, malachei ha’shalom, malachei elyon, mi’melech malchei ha’mlachim, HaKadosh Baruch Hoo:
Tzaytchem l’shalom, malachei ha’shalom, malachei elyon, mi’melech malchei ha’mlachim, HaKadosh Baruch Hoo:
Peace be unto you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High, the King of kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.
May your coming be in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, the King of kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.
Bless me with peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, the King of kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.
May your departure be in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, the King of kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He.
Following that is the Blessing Over Wife (Ayshet Cha-Yil) in which Proverbs 31 can be recited or prayed over the wife. The prayer is as follows:
Eshet chayil mi yimtza v’rachok mip’ninim michrah
Batach bah lev ba’lah v’shalal lo yechsar
G’malathu tov v’lo ra kol y’mei chayeiha
Darshah tzemer ufishtim vata’as b’chefetz kapeiha
Haitah ko’oniyot socher mimerchak tavi lachmah
Vatakom b’od lailah vatiten teref l’vetah v’chok l’na’aroteiha
Zam’mah sadeh vatikachehu mip’ri chapeiha nat’ah karem
Chagrah v’oz motneiha vat’ametz zro’oteiha
Ta’amah ki tov sachrah lo yichbeh balailah nerah
Yadeha shilchah vakishor v’chapeiha tamchu felech
Kapah parsah le’ani v’yadeiha shil’chah la’evyon
Lo tira l’vetah mishaleg ki chol betah lavush shanim
Marvadim astah lah shesh v’argaman l’vushah
Noda bash’arim ba’lah b’shivto im ziknei aretz
Sadin astah vatimkor vachagor natnah lak’na’ani
Oz v’hadar l’vushah vatischak l’yom acharon
Piha patchah v’chochma v’torat chesed al l’shonah
Tzofi’ah halichot betah v’lechem atzlut lo tochel
Kamu vaneha vay’ash’ruha ba’lah vay’hal’lah
Rabot banot asu chayil v’at alit al kulanah
Sheker hachen v’hevel hayofi ishah yir’at Hashem hi tit’halal
T’nu lah mip’ri yadeiha vihal’luha vash’arim ma’aseha
An accomplished woman, who can find? Her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband’s heart relies on her and he shall lack no fortune. She does him good and not evil, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with her hands willingly. She is like the merchant ships, she brings her bread from afar. She arises while it is still night, and gives food to her household and a portion to her maidservants. She plans for a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She girds her loins in strength, and makes her arms strong. She knows that her merchandise is good. Her candle does not go out at night. She sets her hands to the distaff, and holds the spindle in her hands. She extends her hands to the poor, and reaches out her hand to the needy. She fears not for her household because of snow, because her whole household is warmly dressed. She makes covers for herself, her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known at the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes a cloak and sells it, and she delivers aprons to the merchant. Strength and honor are her clothing, she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the lesson of kindness is on her tongue. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise and praise her, her husband lauds her. Many women have done worthily, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears God shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Following is the Blessing for the Shabbat, the short version goes as follows:
Baruch atah Adonay Eleoheinu Melech ha-olam, asher bidvaro ma’areev ‘araveem. Amayn.
Blessed art Thou, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, Who at the Word brings on the evenings.
The long version is as follows:
Vay’hi erev vay’hi voker yom hashishi
vay’khulu hashamayim v’ha’aretz v’khol tz’va’am
vay’khal elohim bayom hash’vi’i m’la’kh’to asher asah
vayish’bot bayom hash’vi’i mikol m’la’kh’to asher asah
Vay’varekh Elohim et yom hash’vi’i vay’kadeish oto
ki vo shavat mikol m’la’kh’to asher bara Elohim la’asot
And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day
The heavens and the earth were finished, the whole host of them
And on the seventh day God completed his work that he had done
and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it
because in it he had rested from all his work that God had created to do
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha-olam
asher kid’shanu b’mitz’votav v’ratzah vanu
v’shabat kad’sho b’ahavah uv’ratzon hin’chilanu zikaron l’ma’aseih v’rei’shit
ki hu yom t’chilah l’mik’ra’ei kodesh zeikher litzi’at Mitz’rayim
ki vanu vachar’ta v’otanu kidash’ta mikol ha’amim
v’shabat kad’sh’kha b’ahavah uv’ratzon hin’chal’tanu
Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the Universe
who sanctifies us with his commandments, and has been pleased with us
You have lovingly and willingly given us Your holy Shabbat as an inheritance, in memory of creation
because it is the first day of our holy assemblies, in memory of the exodus from Egypt
because You have chosen us and made us holy from all peoples
and have willingly and lovingly given us Your holy Shabbat for an inheritance
Barukh atah Adonai m’kadeish hashabat (Amein).
Blessed are You, who sanctifies Shabbat (Amen)
Another common Shabbat Song is the V’shamru. Which goes as follows:
[Chorus] V’shamru b’nei Yisrael, et haShabbat La’asot et haShabbat l’dorotam b’rit olam [X2]
Bayni uvayn b’nei Yisrael [ot’hi l’olam], [Chorus]
ki shayshet yamim [assa ADONAI], [Chorus]
et hashamyim [v’et ha’aretz], [Chorus]
u’vayom hashvi’i [shavat vayinafas][.[Chorus].
The people of Yisrael are to keep the Shabbat, to observe Shabbat throughout all their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the people of Yisrael forever; in six days ADONAI made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.
Another classic Shabbat song is Shabbat Shalom. Which is as follows.
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Next up is the Kiddush or the Blessing over the wine, this is the part of the service that the Catholic Church arbitrarily took out of the Jewish Erev Shabbat Covenant Meal and turned into the Eucharist (or Thanksgiving Meal). If you read the history of the Catholic Church and how they created their Liturgy they clearly state they took some of the elements of the Erev Shabbat and turned it into the Eucharist, they also claim to had changed the Sabbath (Roman Catholicism states that anyone who worships on Sunday honors the pope over scripture recognizing they had no spiritual authority to change the Sabbath) and they also took Passover and turned it to Easter. The concept of “Communion” comes from the Catholic Eucharist, which the original form is the Kiddush done in Jewish homes on Shabbat. It was never a random or haphazard practice. In the Didache the Kiddush is precluded by a blessing based in Yeshua’s Messianic Ministry the Nodeh Lecha. The prayers is as follows:
Nodeh Lecha, Avinu, Al Ha’Gaphen Ha’Kadosh Le’David Sheh’o'daiteinu Al Yedei Y’shua, Avedeicha Ha’Kavod Le’Olameim.
We thank You, our Father, for the Holy Vine of Your servant David, that You made know to us through your servant Yeshua. Yours is the glory forever.
The Kiddush and ha’Motzi (the blessing of the Challah) are the Covenant Meal of Thanksgiving commemorating the Covenant between Adonai and Avraham through the priest-king Melki-tzedek (Shem ben’Noach) sealed with Bread and Wine. Wine is a sanctifying and purifying substance. The Ethol in the wine purify and purge out the contaminating elements. Wine is said to gladden our joy. This is what makes our Holy Days sanctified and increases our joy. The prayer over the wine is as follows:
Baruch atah Adonay Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, borey p’ree ha-gaphen. Amayn.
Blessed are thou, O L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine. Amen.
The next element is the washing of hands, which G-d commanded as ceremonial way before people believed their where health benefits to opening G-ds commands. Washing hands and feet was an ancient custom done to clean of the dust of the earth (cursed is the ground) upon one entering ones tent. At this point a bowl of water and a towel is needed. It is most likely at this point in the During the Passover Seder that Yeshua washed the disciples feet purging them of the dust of the earth and preparing them to be Holy for the Pesach meal. We are to be washed with the water of The Word (D’var-Mamre-Logo’s-Yeshua). The water would either poured over the hands right to left or the fingers would be dipped in the water three times and you wash your hands up to your wrist. The prayer that is said is as follows:
Baruch attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam asher kiddeshanu bemitvotav vetzivanu al netilat yadayim
Blessed are you, O L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments and has commanded us about washing the hands
Following the washing of the hands is the blessing of the Bread. Its important to note that much like the bread of presence in the Tabernacle these where loaves of leavened bread. The two portions of Challah used on Shabbat are a reminder that during the wandering in the wilderness that Adonai told the Israelites to keep an extra portion for Shabbat (the only day you could collect more than a days portion). Only during the Feast of Unleavened Bread would it be a Matza or Unleavened Bread the rest of the time it is Challah (or leavened bread). Sometimes Matza is used when one is impoverished and doesn’t have the means to purchased leavened bread. This is another element that was distorted. Passover falls during the Feast of Unleavened Bread so Matza is used. There is no other time that Unleavened Bread is required or used by in large. The Catholic Church distorted this in favor of their pagan influenced trans-substantiation ritual. In the Didache the blessing of the Challah is preceded by a blessing for Yeshua our Messiah the Bread of Life. The prayer is as follows:
Chemo Sheh’phat Ha’Zot Ha’Yetzah Na’Potzah Al He’Haraim, Veni’Kebetzah Yachad, Chan To’Kavetz Ke’Heilateicha Me’apesei Eretz El Ma’Lekuteicha. Chai Lecha Ha’Kavod Ve’ha’Gevurah Al Yedei Y’Shua Le’Olameim.
Just as the piece of bread was scattered over the mountains and gathered together, so may Your assembly be gathered from the end of the earth into Your kingdom. For Yours is the glory and the power through Y’shua forever.
The second element of the meal that is the Blessing of the Bread. Bread is the staff of life, Yeshua became the Bread of Life for us. Yeshua further established and ratified the Covenant with us that He had made with Moshe between the parts. This is the second element essential to a Covenant Meal. The first being Wine and the second being Bread. The blessing of the bread sanctifies the meal. Once you bless the bread the meal is sanctified and you do not need to pray any further prayer for the food until after the meal is completed when you do the Grace After Meals blessing. The prayer for bread (ha’Motzi) is as follows:
Baruch atah Adonay Eleoheinu Melech ha-olam, ha-motzi l’chem min ha’eretz. Amayn.
Blessed are thou, O L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth. Amen.
As Messianic believers in Yeshua we add the Blessing of Messiah. Which goes as follows:
Baruch atah Adonay Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher na-tan lano et deh-rech ha-ya-shoo-ah b’Meh-shee-ach Yah’shua.
Blessed are You, O L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has given us the way of salvation in Messiah Yeshua.
There is also a traditional call to prayer which goes as follows:
Another common prayer is the Kaddish or Chatzi Kaddish. There is evidence that this prayer was prayed by the early Apostolic Community. Portions of this prayer can be found in the Apostolic Constitutions. The prayer goes as follows:
One of the most central prayers in Judaism is the Shema it is said at all prayer times, three times a day, when you go to bed and when you wake up. The Ahavah Rabah prayer which accompanies the Shema and its Brachot is said to have been written by the Apostle Peter. There is evidence that this was prayed by the early believers in Messiah Yeshua. The prayer goes as follows:
Shema Yisrael, Adonay Eloheinu, Adonay echad. Baruch shem ke-vod mal-choo-too lay-olam vaed. Yah’shua, ha-Ma-she-ach, hoo Adonay.
Hear O Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One. Blessed be His name, whose glorious kingdom is forever and ever. Yeshua The Messiah, He is the L-rd.
The V’ahavta is the portion of scripture that follows the Shema. Yeshua said that the Shema and V’ahavta summarized the law and the prophets. Rabbeinu Yeshua was pointing toward the goal of the Torah, to love Adonai and serve Him only, and to love our neighbor and ourselves. The aim of Torah is to have a right relationship with Adonai, others and ourselves. All sin and sickness are rooted in broken relationships on one of these three levels. This is a powerful biblical prayer that goes as follows:
V’ahavta Et Adonai Eloheicha B’chol l’vav’cha uvchol’nafsh’cha Uv-chol m’odecha:
V’hayu had d’varim ha’elleh Asher Anochi m’tzavv’cha Haiyom al l’vavecha:
V’shinnantam l’vaneicha V’dib’barta bam B’shivt’cha b’veitecha Uv’lech T’cha
bad’derech Uv’shoch b’cha uvkumecha:
Ukshartam l’ot alya’decha V’hayu l’to’tafot bein eineicha:
Uch’tavtam Alm’zuzot beitecha uvishareicha:
You shall love Adonai your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I am commanding you today are to be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons, and shall recite them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets on your forehead. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on you Gates.
V’ahavta l’reacha kamocha
You shall love your neighbor as yourself
Many times the Shema and V’ahavta are followed by the Mi Chamocha melody. Which goes as follows:
As Messianic believers in Yeshua we add the Fathers Prayer which is also know as the Lords Prayer. Yeshua’s teaching on prayer was based upon the Amidah (Standing Prayer), that’s why He says “When you stand praying.” There is evidence that this prayer was prayed by the early Apostolic Community. This prayer is prayed three times a day following the Amidah. In the Didache we are admonished to pray this prayer three times a day. The prayer goes as follows:
Avinu shebashamayim, yitkadesh shimkha. Tavo malkhutekha ye’aseh r’tzonekha ba’aretz ka’asher na’asah vashamayim. Ten-lanu haiyom lechem chukeinu. u’selach-lanu et-ashmateinu ka’asher solechim anachnu la’asher ashmu lanu. Ve’al-tevieinu lidei massah, ki im-hatsileinu min-hara. Ki lekha ha-mamlakha vehagevurah veha-tiferet l’olemei olamim. Amen.
Our Father who is in heaven Sanctified be Your Name May your kingdom come, may Your will be done, As it is in heaven, so be it on earth, Give to us this day, our daily portion of the Bread, And forgive us our debts, As we are forgiving to those who are indebted to us, And do not lead us into the hands of temptation but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Beauty forever into the ages, Amen
Another common prayer to follow the Avinu Shebashamaim is the Ashrei Ha’Yeshua (commonly known as the Beatitudes). The prayer goes as follows:
Ashrei Ani’yei ha’Ruach, Ki lahem malkhut ha’Shamayim
Ashrei ha’Aveilim, kihem yenuchamu
Ashrei ha’Anavim, ki’hem yirshu et ha’Aretz
Ashrei ha’Reevim ev’hatzmeim litzdakah, kihem yisbau
Ashrei ha’Rachamanim, kihem yeruchamu
Ashrei ba’Rei le’vav, kihem yiru et’Elohim
Ashrei osei shalom, ki Bnei Elohim yikareu
Ashrei ha‐Nirdafim biglal ha’Tzedakah, ki lahem malkhut ha’Shamayim
Ashreikem im yecharfu veyirdeful etkhem veyaalilu leikhem biglali, sim’chu vegilu,
ki sekharkhem rav ba’Shamayim, harei kakh radefu et’Haneviim shehayo lifnekhem
Blessed are of the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be Satisfied
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see Elohim
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of Elohim
Blessed are those who are persecuted for Righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of Evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is Great in heaven, f
or so they persecuted The prophets who were before you.
As in most settings they are ended by the Rabbi, Leader or Father (Priest) singing the Aaronic Benediction of their family or congregation. This is a central prayer to Judiasm and Messianic Judiams. The prayer goes as follows:
Ya-ve-recha Adonay ve-yeesh-me-recha. Ya-er Adonay panav e-ley-cha vee-choo-ne-cha Yeesa Adonay panav e-lay-cha v’yasem l’cha Shalom. B’Shem Yah’shua ha-Ma-she-ach sar ha-shalom, shalom.
May Adonai bless you and keep you. Adonai make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; may Adonai lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. In the name of Yeshua the Messiah, the Prince of Peace, Shalom.
At this time you would eat the meal that has been prepared before sunset on the Sabaath. Following the meal you would have readings from the scripture, Midrash or discussion and singing of Psalms. In Jewish tradition grace or thanks is given after meals, once you’ve enjoyed the blessings of Adonai you say or give thanks.
The full After the meal the blessings would go as follows. The first prayer is the “Grace After Meals” which is as follows:
Barukh attah Adonai eloheynu melekh ha’olamhazan et ha’olam kullo betuvo, bechen bechesed uvrachamim. Hu notein lechem lekholbasar ki le’olam chasdo.Uvtuvo haggadol tamid lo chaseid lanu ve’al yechsar lanu mazon le’olam va’ed,ba’avur shemo haggadol. Ki hu El zan umfarneis lakhol, umeitiv lakol umeikhin mazon lekhol b’riyotav, asher bara.Barukh attah hazan et hakkol. Amein.
Blessed are you, L-RD our G-d, King of the universe, Who nourishes the whole world in goodness, with grace, kindness, and compassion. He gives bread to all flesh, for His mercy endures forever. And through His great goodness we have never lacked, nor will we lack food forever, for the sake of His great Name. For He is G-d, who nourishes and sustains all, and does good to all, and prepares food for all His creatures which He created. Blessed are You, L-RD, who nourishes all. Amen.
And that is the basic Shabbat Siddur (Order-Structure) for beginners. I hope this finds you blessed and you find this helpful.
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