The Mi Sheberach prayer is one of the central Jewish prayers for those who are facing the challenge of illness. The prayer includes pleas for both physical and spiritual healing within the community for those facing illness.
Traditionally, the Mi Sheberach is said in synagogue when the Torah is read. Please add your loved one’s name to the Temple Israel Mi Sheberach prayer list before the service begins.
In modern times, the Mi Sheberach is often said by professional health caregivers, patients, and loved ones at various times during treatment and recovery from illness of all sorts.
May the One who blessed our ancestors —
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah
bless and heal the one who is ill:
__________ son/daughter of _________.
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion upon him/her,
to restore him/her,
to heal him/her,
to strengthen him/her,
to enliven him/her.
The One will send him/her, speedily,
a complete healing —
healing of the soul and healing of the body
along with all the ill,
among the people of Israel and all humankind,
soon, speedily, without delay,
and let us all say: Amen!