Prayers

Hashkiveinu

השכיבנו

(“Grant that we lie down in peace…”) Recited at the evening service as the second blessing after the Shema, this prayer is a supplication for protection, shelter, and peace, as night approaches with all its potential threats and uncertainties. It asks God to save us from these evils and restore us again to life.  We ask that God’s “sukkat shalom” be spread over us and all Israel, loopreminding us of the fragility of true peace.  It concludes with a  blessing referring to God as the lover of God’s people Israel.

Examples

Cantor Deborah Marlowe

A Song and a Prayer

Cantorial Music in Maine​