Havdalla Prayers

Havdalla Prayers
(Incense is burned without reciting blessing)

C: Adonai, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Your praise. Blessed are You, Mar- Yah our Alhym, God of Abraham, Yitzkhak, and Ya’aqub, the great, mighty and awesome Alhym, exalted Alhym, who bestows bountiful kindness, who creates all things, who remembers the piety of the Patriarchs, and who, in love, brought our Redeemer, Yahushuah Mashyakh, to Your people and to the world. Praise be to our Redeemer. Amen.

True and certain, established and enduring, right and faithful, beloved and cherished, delightful and sweet, awesome and mighty, correct and acceptable, good and beautiful is this to us for all eternity.

Truly, Mar- Yah, the God of the universe, is our King; the Stronghold of Ya’aqub is the shield of our deliverance. He endures and His Name endures throughout all generations; His throne is firmly established, and His sovereignty and His truth abide unto Olam ha’Ba and continuing.

His words are living and eternal, faithful and pleasant, unto Olam ha’Ba and continuing, for our fathers, for us, for our children and our descendants, and for all the generations of the sons of Israel Your servants.

From the first to the last generations, Your Word is good, full of truth and trustworthiness – the Torah that will never be abrogated, of which Rabbeinu Yahushuah Mashyakh bar Alhym spoke, “Do not think that I came to dismiss the Torah or the Prophets. I have not come to dismiss, but to carry out.” And again He said, “Anyone who dismisses even one of these small commandments, and thus teach the sons of men to do so, will be called little in the Kingdom of Heaven; but those who do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Truly You are Mar- Yah our Alhym, our God, and the God of our fathers, our King, the King of our fathers, our Redeemer, Yahushuah, the Redeemer of our fathers, our Stronghold, the Stronghold of our salvation, our Deliverer and Rescuer. You are our God, You alone.

Those who observe Shabbat and call it a delight shall rejoice in Your kingship; the nation which hallows the Seventh Day – all shall be satisfied and be delighted with Your goodness. You made the Seventh Day holy and we call it a remembrance of the work of Creation.

May the Great Name of Alhym be exalted and sanctified, throughout the world, which he has created according to His will. May His Kingship be established in your lifetime and in your days, and in the lifetime of the entire household of Israel, swiftly and in the near future. Amen.

May his great name be blessed, forever and ever. Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, extolled, honoured elevated and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed is He above and beyond any blessings and hymns, praises and consolations which are uttered in the world. Amen.

May there be abundant peace from Heaven, and life, upon us and upon all Israel. He who makes peace in His high holy places, may He bring peace upon us, and upon all Israel. Amen.

Truly Alhym is my deliverance; we shall be confident and shall not fear, for Yahuah Alhym is our strength and our song, and He has been a help to us. You shall draw water with joy from the wellsprings of deliverance. Deliverance is from Mar-Yah; may Your blessing be upon Your people Israel forever and ever.

I raise the Cup of Deliverance and call on the Name of Yahuah. Barukh ata Yahuah our Alhym, borei p’ri ha’gafen. Blessed are You Yahuah our God, who brings forth the fruit of the vine. Amen.

(Kiddush cup is passed throughout congregation for consumption)
(Celebrant places Kiddush cup on altar, holds up the fragrant spices and says:)
Blessed are You, Yahuah our Alhym, King of the universe, who creates various kinds of spices. (Fragrant spices are passed throughout the congregation for each congregant to smell the scent and be reminded of the sweetness of Shabbat)

(Celebrant lights three wick candle; folding fingers over thumbs and raising hands before the light of the fire, says:)

Blessed are You, Yahuah our Alhym, King of the universe, who creates the light of the fire. (If electric lights are used, the majority should be turned off – Congregation pauses in reflection of the light from the candle)

O Adon-Yah, although the light of this candle is temporary, I declare my belief in the Fire of the Word of Alhym, and I declare that I will resolutely never permit the Fire entrusted to me as a servant of Alhym to be extinguished as long as there is breath within my body. Your Light, O Adonai, is perfect and everlasting. Amen.

Blessed are You, Yahuah our Alhym, King of the universe, who makes a distinction between sacred and profane, between light and darkness, between Israel and the nations, between the Seventh Day and the six work days.

Blessed are You, Yahuah our God, who makes a distinction between sacred and profane.(All dip their fingers in the laver of grape juice and smear it on the palms of their hands)

May Your blessing always be inscribed upon us and may our hands always be willing to work hard for Your Name and to testify of Your Son Yahushuah Mashyakh, our King. (After smearing grape juice on the palms of the hands, each congregant closes both hands together to the forehead, bowing toward the altar, and says quietly, “By His wounds we are healed” – See Isaiah 53) Amen.

(Havdalla is concluded with the extinguishing of the candle by a female member of the congregation or by a Levi or the celebrant – candle may be extinguished by breath or by putting it out in the laver of fruit juice)

The traditional prayers

Havdalla Prayers

(This is a translation from the older, traditional Siddur without the rubrics. Shorter form.)


Your righteousness, O Mar-Yah, is great indeed. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness.

Your Torah is truth, O Mar-Yah, and your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness. Maran Yeshua said, ‘Your Word is Truth’. Amen.

Your righteousness, O Alaha, is unto the high heavens. You, who have done great things, O Mar-Yah, and your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness.

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains.

O Alaha, You give salvation to all creation. Your light shines on both the righteous and the evil. May Mar-Yah be blessed forever and ever.

Praise be to Mar-Yah Alaha, the glory in the tabernacle of the source of all knowledge and wisdom. Exalt our God in the highest. The Cherubim bow down before Him and bless His Holy Name; as they rise up, the once still voice of God is sounded throughout the earth, followed by army singing a great many of praises. As they unfold their wings, the voice of Alaha is heard again. The Cherubim bless chariot-throne that appears above the division between the earth and heaven, and they proclaim the splendour of Mar-Yah with joy. Holy fire rises above and lightens the sky, while all the angels of heaven praise Alaha for His creation.

Sing praises to the Alaha El-Shaddai, make the choicest spiritual offering upon His Holy Altar. Sing with great joy for indeed Maran Yeshua bar Alaha is great and deserving of praise.

Blessed are you, Mar-Yah our God, king of the Universe. Behold! Alaha is my salvation, I shall trust and not fear, for Alaha is my might and my praise – Mar-Yah – and He is salvation for me and my household. Blessed is the man who trusts in You and walks in Your Torah.

Blessed are You, Mar-Yah Our God, King of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine, in Your Son Yeshua Mshikha.

Blessed are You, Mar-Yah Our God, King of the Universe, who creates the various fragrances.

Blessed are You, Mar-Yah Our God, King of the Universe, who creates the light of the fire.

Blessed are You, Mar-Yah, Our God, King of the Universe, who separates between holy and secular, between light and darkness, between Yisrael and the gentiles, between your Assembly and the world, between the seventh day and the six days of labour. Blessed are You, Mar-Yah, who separates between the holy and the secular.