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Avot - Blessing One of the Amidah

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Blessing One: Avot

Praising the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

The first blessing of the weekday Amidah is called Avot (Patriarchs), and offers praise to God as the God of the "God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob."

Before reciting, say:

"O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise." (Psalm 51:17 [h])

Blessing One: Avot (the fathers)

Blessed are You, O Lord our God and God of our fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the great, mighty and revered God, the Most High God who bestows lovingkindnesses, the Creator of all, who recalls the good deeds of the fathers and who brings a Redeemer to their children's children for his name's sake, in love. O king, helper, savior and shield. Blessed are You, O Lord, the shield of Abraham.

Bend the knees at 'Blessed;' bow at 'You;' straighten at 'Lord'


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