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Yom Kippur

Lamentations for Yom Kippur

The Siddur (the prayer book)

Happy are they that dwell in Thy house, they are ever praising Thee. Selah.  Happy is the people that is in such a case. Yea, happy is the people whose G-D is the LORD.  praise; of David, I will extol Thee, my G-D, O King; and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless Thee; and I will praise Thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall laud Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts. The glorious splendour of Thy majesty, and Thy wondrous works, will I rehearse.

 

And men shall speak of the might of Thy tremendous acts; and I will tell of Thy greatness. They shall utter the fame of Thy great goodness, and shall sing of Thy righte-ousness. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good to all; and His tender mercies are over all His works. All Thy works shall praise Thee, O LORD; and Thy saints shall bless Thee. They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy might;

 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of His kingdom. Thy kingdom is a kingdom for all ages, and Thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that are bowed down. The eyes of all wait for Thee, and Thou givest them their food in due season. Thou openest Thy hand, and satisfiest every living thing with favour. The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and gracious in all His works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them. The LORD preserveth all them that love Him; but all the wicked will He destroy.
 

 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever. But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forever. Hallelujah.

And now, I pray Thee, let the power of the LORD be great, according as Thou hast spoken, saying: Remember, O LORD, Thy compassions and Thy mercies; for they have been from of old.

May His great name a be exalted and sanctified. in the world which He created according to His will! May He establish His kingdom and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near.ad during your lifetime and during your days and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel, speedily and very soon! And say, Amen. May His great name be blessed forever, and to all eternity!
 

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honoured, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, above and beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations that are uttered in the world! And say, Amen.
 

Yours, G-D, is the righteousness, and ours is the shamefacedness. What can we complain about? What can we say? What can we speak, and how can we justify ourselves? Let us search and examine our ways, and return to You, for Your right hand is extended to receive those who repent. We do not come before You with kindness, nor with [good] deeds. We knock at Your doors like paupers and like beggars. We knock at Your doors. Merciful and Gracious One, please do not turn us away empty-handed from Your Presence. Please do not turn us away empty-handed from Your Presence, our King, for You are the One who hears prayer.
 

Forgive us, our Father, for in our great foolishness we have erred. Pardon us, our ICing, for our iniquides are many.
 

Almighty One, You are slow to anger. You are called the Master of Mercy, and You have taught the way of repentance. Remember this day, and every day, the greatness of Your mercy and kindness to the descendants of Your beloved. Turn to us with mercy, for You are the Master of Mercy. We approach Your Presence with supplication and prayer, as You have made known aforetimes to [Moses] the humble. Turn from Your fierce anger, as it is written in Your Torah. May we shelter and lodge in the shadow of Your wings, as on the day when “G-D descended in a cloud.” Pass over rebellious sin and erase guilt, as on the day when “And He stood there with him [Moses].” Give ear to our cry and be attentive to our speech, as on the day when “he invoked the Name of G-D”; and there it is said; And G-D passed before him and proclaimed: G-D, G-D, Almighty, Merciful and Gracious, Slow to Anger and Abundant in Kindness and Truth; Preserver of Kindness for Thousands [of generations], Forgiver of iniquity, rebellious transgression and sin, and He who cleanses.” Forgive our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your heritage. Forgive us, our Father, for we have sinned; pardon us, out King, for we have rebelliously transgressed. For You, G-D, are good and forgiving, and abundant in kindness to all who call upon You.

Shall mortal man be just before G-D, Shall a man be pure before his Maker
The LORD is good to all; and His tender mercies are over all His works.
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our G-D is compassionate.
Behold, He putteth no trust in His servants, and His angels He chargeth with folly.

We know that we have sinned and there is none to stand up in our behalf;

Like as a father hath compassion upon his children, so hath the LORD compassion upon them that fear Him. Salvation belongeth unto the LORD; Thy blessing be upon Thy people. Selah The LORD of hosts is with us; the G-D of Jacob is our high tower. Selah O LORD of hosts, happy is the man that trusteth in Thee. Save, LORD; let the King answer us in the day that we call.

Pardon, I pray Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy lovingkindness, and according as Thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. And the LORD said: 'I have pardoned according to thy word. O my G-D, incline Thine ear, and hear; open Thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city upon which Thy name is called; for we do not present our supplications before Thee because of our righteousness, but because of Thy great compassions. O Lord, hear, O Lord, forgive, O Lord, attend and do, defer not; for Thine own sake, O my G-D, because Thy name is called upon Thy city and Thy people.'

 

Almighty, King, who sits on the throne of mercy and acts with kindness, pardoning the iniquities of His people, removing every first [sin],' increasingly granting pardon to sinners and forgiveness to rebellious transgressors; who does righteous deeds with all who are flesh and spirit; You who does not requite them according to their evil; Almighty One, You who taught us to recite the Thirteen [Attributes of Mercy], this day remember unto us the covenant of these Thirteen, as You made known aforetimes to [Moses] the humble one, as it is written: ‘And G-D descended in a cloud and stood there with him, and he invoked the Name of G-D.

G-D, G-D, Almighty, Merciful and Gracious, Slow to Anger and Abundant in Kindness and Truth;

And G-D passed before him and proclaimed: Preserver of Kindness for Thousands [of generations], Forgiver of iniquity and rebellious transgression and sin, and He who cleanses. Forgive our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your heritage

Forgive us, our Father, for we have sinned; pardon us, our King, for we have rebelliously transgressed. For You, Lord, are good and forgiving, and abundant in kindness to all who call upon You.
 

G-D, remember Your mercies and Your kindnesses, for they are from the beginning of the world. Remember us, G-D, with favor for Your people; recall us with Your salvation. Remember Your congregation which You acquired of old, the tribe of Your heritage which You redeemed, this Mount Zion where You dwelt. G-D, remember the affection for Jerusalem, do not forget the love of Zion until eternity. Arise, and have mercy for Zion, for it is the time to be gracious to her, for the appointed time has come. G-D, remember the day of Jerusalem against the Edomites who said “Raze it, raze it to its very foundation!” Remember Abraham, Isaac and Israel Your servants, to whom You swore by Your very Self and You said to them; “I will increase your offspring like the stars of heaven, and this entire Land of which I spoke I will give to Your offspring and they will inherit [it] forever.” Remember Your servants, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; do not turn to the obstinacy of this people, to its wickedness and to its sin. Please do not reckon for us a sin that which we did foolishly and that which we have sinned. We have sinned, our Rock;

Remember to us the covenant with the Patriarchs, as You said; “And I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham I will remember; and I will remember the Land


Hear our voice, G-D, our G-D, have pity and mercy upon us, and accept our prayer with mercy and favor. Return us to You, G-D, and we shall return; renew our days as of old.

Give car to our words, G-D; consider our thoughts. May the words of our mouth and the meditation of our heart find favor before You, G-D, our Rock and our Redeemer.

Do not cast us away from Your Presence, and do not take Your Spirit of Holiness away from us. Do not cast us away in old age; do not forsake us when our strength fails.

Do not forsake us, G-D, our G-D; do not be far from us. Show us a sign for good, that our foes may see and be shamed, for You, G-D, have helped us and consoled us. For it is for You, G-D, that we hoped; You will respond. Lord, our G-D.

Our G-D and G-D of our fathers: may our prayer com e before You, and do not hide Yourself from our supplication, for we are n o t so brazen-faced and obstinate as to say before You, G-D, our G-D and G-D of our fathers, that we are righteous and have not sinned. Indeed, we and our fathers have sinned.
 

We have become guilty; we have betrayed; we have robbed; we have spoken slander. We have committed iniquity, and we have acted wickedly; we have willfully sinned; we have done violence; we have framed lies. We have given evil counsel; we have deceived; we have scoffed; we have rebelled; we have provoked; we have turned away; we have committed iniquity; we have rebelliously transgressed; we have oppressed; we have been obstinate. We have been wicked; we have corrupted; we have acted abominably; we have strayed; we have led others astray. We have turned away from Your commandments and from Your good laws, and it has not profited us. But You are the Righteous One in all that has come upon us, for You have acted truthfully, and it is we who acted wickedly.
 

Your righteous anointed declared before You: “Who can discern errors? Cleanse me from hidden [faults].” Cleanse us, G-D, our G-D, from all our rebellious sins, and purify us from all our defilement; and sprinkle pure waters upon us and purify us, as it is written by Your prophet: “And I will sprinkle pure waters upon you, and you shall be pure; I will purify you from all your defilement and from all your idols"
 

Your people and Your heritage hunger for Your goodness, thirst for Your kindness, long for Your deliverance; may they recognize and know that mercy and forgiveness belong to G-D, our G-D.
May His great name a be exalted and sanctified. in the world which He created according to His will! May He establish His kingdom and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near.ad during your lifetime and during your days

and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel, speedily and very soon! And say, Amen. May His great name be blessed forever, and to all eternity!

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honoured, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, above and beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations that are uttered in the world! And say, Amen.

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