Psalms 113 – The Mourner’s Kaddish is featured this week for our Scripture Sunday.
“Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.”
If you read my blog earlier this week, you know that my sister-in-law, Beth, passed away suddenly. On Monday, we attended her funeral and burial. Beth was Jewish and both the funeral and burial were on the same day. While we were at the graveside, the rabbi recited The Mourner’s Kaddish.
When I was home, I looked up this prayer and loved the words. They were such a comfort to me.
This prayer is said for those who have passed on, however, it makes no mention of death, loss or mourning. There is no mention of the person who died. Kaddish speaks of God’s greatness. In fact, it is an affirmation of belief in the Almighty and His unlimited power.
The Mourner’s Kaddish
Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will.
May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.
May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity. Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.
May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
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