Say a prayer, read a psalm, or send a letter to the One Above. The power of these actions can move mountains.

Prayer is central to our faith and comes in all forms: silent and spoken, alone or with others. But essentially, prayer is your conversation with G-d.

For your convenience, we’ve provided a few relevant prayers here.

Shema prayer

The Shema has always been the most fundamental prayer for the Jewish people. With these words we proclaim our everlasting faith in the eternity and oneness of G-d

Shema prayer in Hebrew and English


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Prayer Books – Siddurim

Further prayers and links to different siddurim (prayer books) can be accessed here:

Chapter 24

From the book of Psalms written by King David is referenced as a prayer for healing.

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Additional Psalms in Hebrew/ English

For time immemorial, whenever Jews found themselves in difficult situations, whether individually or communally, they would open up the Book of Psalms and use King David’s ageless poetic praises and supplications to beseech G-d for mercy.

Psalms and Jewish Prayer for Healing English Text

Prayer for Recovery – Mi Sheberach

A prayer for those who are in need of a recovery, as it beseeches G-d to spare the person from further suffering in the merit of the charity given on their behalf.



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Hagomel – Thanks giving for Recovery prayer

Birkat Hagomel is commonly said after recovering from serious illness. This blessing for deliverance is typically recited in the presence of a Torah often in the synagogue. Other ways, to show gratitude to G-d for your recovery can be by making a communal Seudah (Festive meal).

English and Translit

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, ha-gomel l’chayavim tovot she-g’malani kol tov.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, ruler of the world, who rewards the undeserving with goodness, and who has rewarded me with goodness.

Viduy Prayer

Viduy is a special set of prayers, “confessions” to be recited before one soul departs from this world. We all so recite parts of Viduy on Yom Kippur during the High Holyday period.

Hebrew / Transliteration


I acknowledge before You, Lord my Gd and the Gd of my fathers, that my recovery and my death are in Your hands. May it be Your will that You heal me with total recovery, but, if I die, may my death be an atonement for all the errors, iniquities, and wilful sins that I have erred, sinned and transgressed before You, and may You grant my share in the Garden of Eden, and grant me the merit to abide in the World to Come which is vouchsafed for the righteous.

Our Gd and Gd of our fathers, may our prayers come before You, and do not turn away from our supplication, for we are not so impudent and obdurate as to declare before You, Lord our Gd and Gd of our fathers, that we are righteous and have not sinned. Indeed, we and our fathers have sinned.

We have transgressed, we have acted perfidiously, we have robbed, we have slandered. We have acted perversely and wickedly, we have wilfully sinned, we have done violence, we have imputed falsely. We have given evil counsel, we have lied, we have scoffed, we have rebelled, we have provoked, we have been disobedient, we have committed iniquity, we have wantonly transgressed, we have oppressed, we have been obstinate. We have committed evil, we have acted perniciously, we have acted abominably, we have gone astray, we have led others astray. We have strayed from Your good precepts and ordinances, and it has not profited us. Indeed, you are just in all that has come upon us, for You have acted truthfully, and it is we who have acted wickedly.

Listen to the Hebrew audio of the Viduy Prayer: