Segula Alert! Recite the Shla”H’s Prayer for Children this Thursday

Segula Alert! Recite the Shla”H’s Prayer for Children this Thursday

Tonight (Wednesday, May 24) and tomorrow (Thursday, May 25) is the day before Rosh Chodesh Sivan, declared by the Shla”h HaKadosh as one of the most auspicious days of the year to pray for our children’s physical and spiritual well-being and lifelong success. Jewish mom, don’t miss this tremendous annual opportunity! Make sure to recite the Shla”h’s beautiful and powerful prayer on this day. (scroll down to find the prayer in Hebrew and English).
תפילת השל”ה הקדוש

“אַתָּה הוּא יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַד שֶׁלֹּא בָרָאתָ הָעולָם, וְאַתָּה הוּא אֱלֹהֵינוּ מִשֶּׁבָּרָאתָ הָעולָם, וּמֵעוֹלָם וְעַד עוֹלָם אַתָּה אֵל, וּבָרָאתָ עוֹלָמְךָ בְּגִין לְהִשְׁתְּמוֹדָעָא אֱלָקוּתָךְ בְּאֶמְצָעוּת תּורָתְךָ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה כְּמו שֶׁאָמְרוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה, “בְּרֵאשִׁית”, בִּשְׁבִיל תּוֹרָה וּבִשְׁבִיל יִשְׂרָאֵל, כִּי הֵם עַמְּךָ וְנַחֲלָתְךָ אֲשֶׁר בָּחַרְתָּ בָּהֶם מִכָּל הָאֻמּוֹת, וְנָתַתָּ לָהֶם תּוֹרָתְךָ הַקְּדושָׁה, וְקֵרַבְתָּם לְשִׁמְךָ הַגָּדוֹל:
וְעַל קִיּוּם הָעוֹלָם וְעַל קִיּוּם הַתּוֹרָה בָּא לָנוּ מִמְּךָ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ שְׁנֵי צִוּוּיִים, כָּתַבְתָּ בְּתורָתְךָ “פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ”, וְכָתַבְתָּ בְּתוֹרָתְךָ “וְלִמַּדְתֶּם אתָם אֶת בְּנֵיכֶם”, וְהַכַּוָּנָה בִשְׁתֵּיהֶן אֶחָת, כִּי לֹא לְתֹהוּ בָרָאתָ כִּי אִם לָשֶׁבֶת, וְלִכְבוֹדְךָ בָּרָאתָ יָצַרְתָּ אַף עָשִיתָ, כְּדֵי שֶּׁנִהְיֶה אֲנַחְנוּ וְצֶאֱצָאֵינוּ וְצֶאֱצָאֵי כָּל עַמְּךָ בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל יוֹדְעֵי שְׁמֶךָ וְלוֹמְדֵי תוֹרָתֶךָ וּבְכֵן אָבוֹא אֵלֶיךָ יְהֹוָה מֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, וְאַפִּיל תְּחִנָּתִי, וְעֵינַי לְךָ תְלוּיוֹת עַד שֶׁתְּחָנֵּנִי וְתִשְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי לְהַזְמִין לִי בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת, וְגַם הֵם יִפְרוּ וְיִרְבּוּ הֵם וּבְנֵיהֶם וּבְנֵי בְנֵיהֶם עַד סוֹף כָּל הדּוֹרוֹת לְתַכְלִית שֶׁהֵם וַאֲנִי כֻּלָּנוּ יַעַסְקוּ בְּתוֹרָתְךָ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה לִלְמֹד וּלְלַמֵּד לִשְׁמֹר וְלַעֲשׂוֹת וּלְקַיֵּם אֶת כָּל דִּבְרֵי תַלְמוּד תּוֹרָתְךָ בְּאַהֲבָה , וְהָאֵר עֵינֵינוּ בְּתורָתֶךָ וְדַבֵּק לִבֵּנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתֶיךָ לְאַהֲבָה וּלְיִרְאָה אֶת שְׁמֶךָ:
אָבִינוּ אָב הָרַחֲמָן, תֵּן לְכֻלָּנוּ חַיִּים אֲרֻכִּים וּבְרוּכִים, מִי כָמוֹךָ אָב הָרַחֲמִים זוֹכֵר יְצוּרָיו לְחַיִּים בְּרַחֲמִים, זָכְרֵנוּ לְחַיִּים נִצְחִיִּים כְּמוֹ שֶׁהִתְפַּלֵּל אַבְרָהָם אָבִינוּ “לוּ יִשְׁמָעאֵל יִחְיֶה לְפָנֶיךָ”, וּפֵרְשׁוּ רַבּותֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה, “בְּיִרְאָתֶךָ”:
כִּי עַל כֵּן, בָּאתִי לְבַקֵּשׁ וּלְחַנֵן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ שֶׁיְּהֵא זַרְעִי וְזֶרַע זַרְעִי עַד עולָם זֶרַע כָּשֵׁר, וְאַל יִמָּצֵא בִי וּבְזַרְעִי וּבְזֶרַע זַרְעִי עַד עוֹלָם שׁוּם פְּסוּל וָשֶׁמֶץ, אַךְ שָׁלוֹם וֶאֱמֶת וְטוֹב וְיָשָׁר בְּעֵינֵי אֱלֹהִים וּבְעֵינֵי אָדָם, וְיִהְיוּ בַּעֲלֵי תוֹרָה, מָארֵי מִקְרָא, מָארֵי מִשְׁנָה, מָארֵי תַלְמוּד, מָארֵי רָזָא, מָארֵי מִצְוָה, מָארֵי גוֹמְלֵי חֲסָדִים, מָארֵי מִדוֹת תְּרוּמִיּות, וְיַעַבְדוּךָ בְּאַהֲבָה וּבְיִרְאָה פְנִימִית, לֹא יִרְאָה חִצוֹנִית, וְתֵן לְכָל גְּוִיָּה וּגְּוִיָּה מֵהֶם דֵּי מַחְסורָהּ בְּכָבוֹד, וְתֶן לָהֶם בְּרִיאוּת וְכָבוֹד וָכֹחַ, וְתֶן לָהֶם קוֹמָה וְיֹפִי וְחֵן וָחֶסֶד, וְיִהְיֶה אַהֲבָה וְאַחְוָה וְשָׁלוֹם בֵּינֵיהֶם, וְתַזְמִין לָהֶם זִוּוּגִים הֲגוּנִים מִזֶּרַע תַּלְמִידֵי חֲכָמִים מִזֶּרַע צַדִּיקִים, וְגַם זִוּוּגָם יִהְיוּ כְּמוֹתָם כְּכָל אֲשֶׁר הִתְפַּלַּלְתִּי עֲלֵיהֶם, כִּי זִכָּרוֹן אֶחָד עולֶה לְכָאן וּלְכָאן:
אַתָּה יְהֹוָה יוֹדֵעַ כָּל תַּעֲלוּמוֹת, וּלְפָנֶיךָ נִגְלוּ מַצְפּוּנֵי לִבִּי, כִּי כַוָּנָתִי בְּכָל אֵלֶּה לְמַעַן שִׁמְךָ הַגָּדוֹל וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ וּלְמַעַן תּוֹרָתְךָ הַקְּדושָׁה, עַל כֵּן עֲנֵנִי יְהוָה עֲנֵנִי בַּעֲבוּר הָאָבוֹת הַקְּדושִׁים אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקב, וּבִגְלָלָם תּושִׁיעַ בָּנִים לִהְיוֹת הָעֲנָפִים דּומִים לְשָׁרְשָׁם וּבַעֲבוּר דָּוִד עַבְדְּךָ רֶגֶל רְבִיעִי בַּמֶּרְכָּבָה, הַמְשׁוֹרֵר בְּרוּחַ קָדְשֶׁךָ:
שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אַשְׁרֵי כָּל יְרֵא יְהֹוָה הַהֹלֵךְ בִּדְרָכָיו:
יְגִיעַ כַּפֶּיךָ כִּי תֹאכֵל אַשְׁרֶיךָ וְטוֹב לָךְ:
אֶשְׁתְּךָ כְּגֶפֶן פֹּרִיָּה בְּיַרְכְּתֵי בֵיתֶךָ בָּנֶיךָ כִּשְׁתִלֵי זֵיתִים סָבִיב לְשֻׁלְחָנֶךָ:
הִנֵּה כִי כֵן יְבֹרַךְ גָּבֶר יְרֵא יְהֹוָה:
יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהֹוָה מִצִּיּוֹן וּרְאֵה בְּטוּב יְרוּשָׁלִָם כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ:
וּרְאֵה בָנִים לְבָנֶיךָ שָׁלוֹם עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל:
אָנָא יְהֹוָה שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה יְקֻיַּם בָּנוּ הַפָּסוּק וַאֲנִי זֹאת בְּרִיתִי אוֹתָם אָמַר יְהֹוָה רוּחִי אֲשֶׁר עָלֶיךָ וּדְבָרַי אֲשֶׁר שַׂמְתִּי בְּפִיךָ לֹא יָמוּשׁוּ מִפִּיךָ וּמִפִּי זַרְעֲךָ וּמִפִּי זֶרַע זַרְעֲךָ אָמַר יְהֹוָה מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם:
יִהְיוּ לְרָצוֹן אִמְרֵי פִי וְהֶגְיוֹן לִבִּי לְפָנֶיךָ יְהֹוָה צוּרִי וְגוֹאֲלִי:

You have been the Eternal, our G-d, before You created the world, and You are the Eternal, our G-d, since you created the world, and You are G-d forever. You created Your world so that Your Divinity should become revealed thorugh Your holy Torah, as our Sages expounded on the first word therein, and for Israel, for they are Your people and Your inheritance whom You have chosen from among all nations. You have given them Your holy Torah and drawn them toward Your great Name. These two commandments are, “Be fruitful and Multiply” and “You shall teach them to your children.” Their purpose is that You did not create the world to be empty, but to be inhabited, and that it is for Your glory that You created, fashioned, and perfected it, so that we, our offspring, and all the descendants of your people Israel will know Your Name and study Your Torah.
Thus I entreat You, O Eternal, supreme King of kings. My eyes are fixed on You until You favor me, and hear my prayer, and provide me with sons and daughters who will also be fruitful and multiply, they and their descendents unto all generations, in order that they and we might all engage in the study of Your holy Torah, to learn and to teach, to observe and to do, and to fulfill with love all the words of Your Torah’s teaching. Enlighten our eyes in Your Torah and attach our heart to Your commandments to love and revere Your Name.
Our Father, compassionate Father, grant us all a long and blessed life. Who is like You, compassionate Father, Who in compassion remembers His creatures for life! Remember us for eternal life, as our Forefather Avraham prayed, “If only Yishmael would live before You,” which the Sages interpreted as “…live in reverence of You.”
For this I have come to appeal and plead before You, that my offspring and their descendants be proper, and that You find no imperfection or disrepute in me or them forever. May they be people of peace, truth, goodness and integrity in the eyes of G-d and man. Help them to become practiced in Torah, accomplished in Scriptures, Mishnah, Talmud, Kabbalah, mitzvos, kindness, and good attributes, and to serve you with an inner love and reverence, not merely outwardly. Provide every one of them with their needs with honor, and give them health, honor and strength, good bearing and appearance, grace and loving-kindness. May love and brotherhood reign among them. Provide them with suitable marriage partners of scholarly and righteous parentage who will also be blessed with all that I have asked for my own descendants, since they will share the same fate.
You, the Eternal, know everything that is concealed, and to You all my heart’s secrets are revealed. For all my intention concerning the above is for the sake of Your great and holy Name and Torah. Therefore, answer me, O Eternal, answer me in the merit of our holy Forefathers Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’akov. For the sake of the fathers save the children, so the branches will be like the roots. For the sake of Your servant, David, who is the fourth part of Your Chariot, who sings with Divine inspiration.
A song of ascents. Fortunate is everyone who fears the Eternal, who walks in His ways. When you eat of the toil of your hands, you are fortunate, and good will be yours. Your wife is like a fruitful vine in the inner chambers of your home; your children are like olive shoots around your table. Look! So is blessed the man who fears the Eternal. May the Eternal bless you from Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. May you see your children’s children, peace upon Israel.
Please, O Eternal, Who listens to prayer: May the following verse be fulfilled in me: “‘As for Me,’ says the Eternal, “this My covenant shall remain their very being; My spirit, which rests upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth nor from the mouths of your children, nor from the mouths of your children’s children,” said the Eternal, “from now to all Eternity.” May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing before You, Eternal, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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4 comments

  1. Thank you for sending this every year!

  2. The shla specifies that a mother should CONSTANTLY pray for her children, [and an especially appropriate time is erev rosh chodesh sivan]. If you missed it or said it, continue saying it! Praying for our children isn’t just annual!

  3. good idea, chaya!

  4. Thank you Chaya, that is helpful info..

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