Parents are in a position to entreat God in prayer for their children in a way that no one else can. Numerous biblical examples show that parents not only have the power to pray, but the power to bless. On Friday evening, it is customary for parents to place blessings upon their children. The traditional blessings invoke the favor of God and the inspiring lives of the ancestors of the Jewish people. This tradition communicates our love for our children and our faith in them; as they grow older they will cherish the memory of hearing these loving words.
Related Prayer Resources
The Sabbath Table Prayer Books and Audio Companion
The Sabbath Table is offered in two editions; both present Hebrew (or Transliterated Hebrew) and English on facing pages, consisting of Sabbath table blessings, songs, providing Messianic Jews and Gentiles with expressions of praise and prayer deeply rooted in Jewish soil. Exquisitely crafted, comprehensive, and thoroughly Messianic, The Sabbath Table stands proudly next to any comparative resource published in traditional Judaism.
The Sabbath Table Audio Companion provides melodies and songs that will fill your home with joy and delight. A CD or MP3 resource that contains high-quality recordings of the essential Sabbath Table blessings, prayers, and songs. This 48-track audio resource provides standard melodies and clearly articulated lyrics for Hebrew prayers such as Eshet Chayil, Kiddushfor Friday night, Kiddusha Rabba, Yedid Nefesh, Psalm 23, and the complete Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals).