"I acknowledge unto Thee, O my God and God of my fathers that both my cure and my death depend on Thy will

. May it be Thy will to heal me. Yet if Thou hast decreed that I shall die of this disease, may my death expiate all my sins, iniquities and transgressions which I have committed before Thee. Grant me shelter in the shadow of Thy wings and a portion in the Garden of Eden, and let me merit the resurrection and the life of bliss in the world to come, which is reserved for the righteous” Ashamnu-we have tresspassed Bagadnu- we have dealt treaturously gazalnu-we have robbed Dibarnu dofi- we have spoken slander heevinu- we have acted perversly v'hirshanu-we have done wrong zadnu- we have acted presumptuously hamasnu- we have done violence tafalnu sheker- we have practiced deceit yaatsnu ra- we have counseled evil kizavnu- we have spoken falsehood latsnu- we have scoffed maradnu-we have revolted niatsnu-we have blasphemed sararnu-we have rebelled avinu- we have committed iniquety pashanu-we have transgressed tsararnu-we have opressed kishinu oref-we have been stiff necked rashanu- we have acted wickedly shichatnu- we have dealt corruptly tiavnu-we have committed abomination tainu- we have gone astray titanu- we have led others astray
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Tikkun Rachel Psalm 137 1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps. 3 For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song, and our tormentors asked of us mirth: {N} 'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.' 4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a foreign land? 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. 6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; {N} if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy. 7 Remember, O LORD, against the children of Edom the day of Jerusalem; {N} who said: 'Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.' 8 O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; {N} happy shall he be, that repayeth thee as thou hast served us. 9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock. {P} Psalm 79 1 A Psalm of Asaph. {N} O God, the heathen are come into Thine inheritance; they have defiled Thy holy temple; {N} they have made Jerusalem into heaps.

2 They have given the dead bodies of Thy servants to be food unto the fowls of the heaven, {N} the flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. 3 They have shed their blood like water round about Jerusalem, with none to bury them. 4 We are become a taunt to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us. 5 How long, O LORD, wilt Thou be angry for ever? How long will Thy jealousy burn like fire? 6 Pour out Thy wrath upon the nations that know Thee not, {N} and upon the kingdoms that call not upon Thy name. 7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his habitation. 8 Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers; {N} let Thy compassions speedily come to meet us; for we are brought very low. 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the sake of the glory of Thy name; {N} and deliver us, and forgive our sins, for Thy name's sake. 10 Wherefore should the nations say: 'Where is their God?' {N} Let the avenging of Thy servants' blood that is shed be made known among the nations in our sight. 11 Let the groaning of the prisoner come before Thee; according to the greatness of Thy power set free those that are appointed to death; 12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, {N} wherewith they have reproached Thee, O Lord. 13 So we that are Thy people and the flock of Thy pasture will give Thee thanks for ever; {N} we will tell of Thy praise to all generations. {P} Chapter 5 Eicha 1 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us; behold, and see our reproach. 2 Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, our houses unto aliens. 3 We are become orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows. 4 We have drunk our water for money; our wood cometh to us for price. 5 To our very necks we are pursued; we labour, and have no rest. 6 We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria, to have bread enough; 7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities. 8 Servants rule over us; there is none to deliver us out of their hand. 9 We get our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness. 10 Our skin is hot like an oven because of the burning heat of famine. 11 They have ravished the women in Zion, the maidens in the cities of Judah. 12 Princes are hanged up by their hand; the faces of elders are not honoured. 13 The young men have borne the mill, and the children have stumbled under the wood. 14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music. 15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. 16 The crown is fallen from our head; woe unto us! for we have sinned. 17 For this our heart is faint, for these things our eyes are dim; 18 For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. {P} 19 Thou, O LORD, art enthroned for ever, Thy throne is from generation to generation. 20 Wherefore dost Thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time? 21 Turn Thou us unto Thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

22 Thou canst not have utterly rejected us, and be exceeding wroth against us! {P} Shake thyself from the dust; barise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the cbands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.ii Tikkun Leah Psalm 24 1 A Psalm of David. {N} The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of the LORD? and who shall stand in His holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; {N} who hath not taken My name in vain, and hath not sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive a blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 Such is the generation of them that seek after Him, that seek Thy face, even Jacob. Selah 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; {N} that the King of glory may come in. 8 'Who is the King of glory?' {N} 'The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.' 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors; {N} that the King of glory may come in. 10 'Who then is the King of glory?' {N} 'The LORD of hosts; He is the Psalm 42 1 For the Leader; Maschil of the sons of Korah. 2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God. 3 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: {N} 'When shall I come and appear before God?' 4 My tears have been my food day and night, {N} while they say unto me all the day: 'Where is thy God?' 5 These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, {N} how I passed on with the throng, and led them to the house of God, {N} with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday. 6 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? {N} Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His countenance. 7 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; {N} therefore do I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, and the Hermons, from the hill Mizar. 8 Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of Thy cataracts; {N} all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me. 9 By day the LORD will command His lovingkindness, and in the night His song shall be with me, {N} even a prayer unto the God of my life. 10 I will say unto God my Rock: 'Why hast Thou forgotten me? {N} Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?' 11 As with a crushing in my bones, mine adversaries taunt me; {N} while they say unto me all the day: 'Where is thy God?' 12 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? {N}

Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God. {P} Psalm 43 1 Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; {N} O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. 2 For Thou art the God of my strength; why hast Thou cast me off? {N} Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy? 3 O send out Thy light and Thy truth; let them lead me; {N} let them bring me unto Thy holy mountain, and to Thy dwelling-places. 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy; {N} and praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? {N} Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God. {P} Psalm 20 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David. 2 The LORD answer thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high; 3 Send forth thy help from the sanctuary, and support thee out of Zion; 4 Receive the memorial of all thy meal-offerings, and accept the fat of thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah 5 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfill all thy counsel. 6 We will shout for joy in thy victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our standards; {N} the LORD fulfill all thy petitions. 7 Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; {N} He will answer him from His holy heaven with the mighty acts of His saving right hand. 8 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; {N} but we will make mention of the name of the LORD our God. 9 They are bowed down and fallen; but we are risen, and stand upright. 10 Save, LORD; let the King answer us in the day that we call. {P} Psalm 24 1 A Psalm of David. {N} The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of the LORD? and who shall stand in His holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; {N} who hath not taken My name in vain, and hath not sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive a blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 Such is the generation of them that seek after Him, that seek Thy face, even Jacob. Selah 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; {N} that the King of glory may come in. 8 'Who is the King of glory?' {N} 'The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.' 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors; {N} that the King of glory may come in. 10 'Who then is the King of glory?' {N} 'The LORD of hosts; He is the King of glory.' Selah {P} Psalm 67

1 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm, a Song. 2 God be gracious unto us, and bless us; may He cause His face to shine toward us; Selah 3 That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy salvation among all nations. 4 Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God; let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them. 5 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; {N} for Thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, and lead the nations upon earth. Selah 6 Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God; let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them. 7 The earth hath yielded her increase; may God, our own God, bless us. 8 May God bless us; and let all the ends of the earth fear Him. {P} Psalm 111 1 Hallelujah. {N} I will give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart, in the council of the upright, and in the congregation. 2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have delight therein. 3 His work is glory and majesty; and His righteousness endureth for ever. 4 He hath made a memorial for His wonderful works; the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. 5 He hath given food unto them that fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. 6 He hath declared to His people the power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. 7 The works of His hands are truth and justice; all His precepts are sure. 8 They are established for ever and ever, they are done in truth and uprightness. 9 He hath sent redemption unto His people; He hath commanded His covenant for ever; {N} Holy and awful is His name. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; {N} His praise endureth for ever. {P} Psalm 51 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David; 2 When Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. 3 Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy; according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions. 4 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 5 For I know my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. 6 Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in Thy sight;{N} that Thou mayest be justified when Thou speakest, and be in the right when Thou judgest. 7 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 8 Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts; make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart. 9 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 10 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice. 11 Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 12 Create me a clean heart, O God; and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 13 Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy holy spirit from me. 14 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and let a willing spirit uphold me.

15 Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall return unto Thee. 16 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; {N} so shall my tongue sing aloud of Thy righteousness. 17 O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. 18 For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. 19 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; {N} a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. 20 Do good in Thy favour unto Zion; build Thou the walls of Jerusalem. 21 Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering; {N} then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar. {P} Psalm 126 1 A Song of Ascents. {N} When the LORD brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like unto them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; {N} then said they among the nations: 'The LORD hath done great things with these.' 3 The LORD hath done great things with us; we are rejoiced. 4 Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the dry land. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed, {N} he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves. {P}iii Ad Ana Bechiya Song “How long will there be crying in Tzion and eulogy in Jerusalem? Have mercy on Tzion and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.”iv Prayer by Natan of Breslev May it be Thy will the L-rd my G-d, and G-d of my forefathers, that you assist me and grant me the merit in Your great compassion and your awesome kindness, that I speedily merit to truly feel the pain of my many abundant and awful sins, transgressions, and willful violations of the Torah that are piled up high to the sky, as innumerable as the sands of the earth - especially the sexual sins that I committed which blemished the Covenant of the Brit, the blemishes to the seminal drops that issue forth from the brain, that I spilled in vain, whether accidentally or knowingly, whether against my will or willfully. If I were to begin to feel the depth of the anguish of this awesome and terrible blemish, I do not know if I could continue to exist, even for an hour, since You have taught us through Your righteous Tzaddikim the magnitude of this stain which prolongs the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, and delays the Redemption, and causes the Shechina to descend into exile, G-d forbid, and dooms the disembodied souls to the realm of the klipot, where from each drop of wasted semen a destroying agent is created, may the Compassionate One have mercy. And many other vast and terrible blemishes result from this, for all of the Torah is dependent on the Rectification of the Brit, which is the foundation of everything. For this transgression damages all of the twenty-two letters of the Torah, because the seminal drop is composed from them, as is known. Truly, my heart is closed, and confused, and crooked, to such an extent that I don't feel at all the pain over my numerous and weighty transgressions, even when I

speak about them. O, what is with me, what is with me? Even if I were to say a thousand times, "Oh, what is with me?" I still feel nothing at all. What can I say? What can I claim? What can I ask for? How can I justify my deeds? Nonetheless, You are compassionate with all mankind, and You see to the end of all generations, and you will perfect all of us one day as You have promised. Therefore, to You I raise my hands in supplication. O mighty Redeemer, help me! Teach me and instruct me at every moment, in whatever manner, in whatever way, how I can merit to return to You in truth, from evil to good, from death to life, for my existence is very bitter. My Father, my Creator, and my Redeemer, help me and save me quickly, that I merit to truly return to You with a whole heart. Circumcise the evil foreskin of my heart, and open my heart in a manner that I will be able to feel the anguish of my innumerable transgressions, so that I will be able to cry out from my heart a great and bitter cry, fitting to my station - to cry out again and again Oy, Oy, Oy, over these weighty and terrible sins, to scream out in truth with a full and broken and saddened heart, from its very depths, until the hearts of all of the souls of the seminal drops that emanated from me, wherever they may be, will also feel my anguish, both the drops that went forth in a permitted manner and became my real children, may they live a long and healthy life, and, on the contrary, the drops that I spilled in vain, whether accidentally or willfully, and became what they became, each and every one of them, woe is me, woe is me. May my cry awaken them and cause the foreskins of their hearts to be circumcised also so that all of them, wherever they may be, will feel the depth of their pain and sorrow, understanding that they are imprisoned in the abyss of the underworld, in polluted places so frightening that it cannot be spoken, that such a thunderous noise be raised amongst them, that all of them be awakened to return to the Blessed One in truth, to begin to yearn, and to feel genuine sorrow, and to truly desire to be rectified and to return to G-d in truth, until Your benefiting compassion is awakened, Your hidden mercy, Your great and goodly compassion, over me and over them. Please act to heal us and redeem us speedily from the depths of the grave, and from all of the impure and polluted realms into which we have fallen. Save us, redeem us, extract us from all of these place in safety. Rectify us. May the King quickly return His scattered outcasts, for Your providence extends over everything. Circumcise our hearts to love Your Name, as is written, "And the L-rd your G-d will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed to love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.” Our Father, our King, the living G-d, our Maker, our Portion, save our beloved remnant from destruction for the sake of the Covenant that You stamped in our flesh. Grant me the merit to quickly circumcise the foreskin of my heart and that of my offspring, especially during these holy days of Elul. Grant me the merit that I may now truly prepare myself spiritually so that I may merit that these special holy days of Elul work in my behalf to help me completely circumcise the foreskin of my heart and the hearts of my offspring in truth, so that I may merit in this present lifetime to completely rectify my wrongdoings and blemishes in the merit of the true Tzaddikim (Righteous Jews), myself and my offspring and all those who are dependent upon me, that I not be ashamed and embarrassed and fail forever, being left in my initial shame, so that my transgressions have no power to hover in waiting over the opening of my grave, G-d forbid. Rather, allow me to rectify everything in

this lifetime, in the power and merit of the true Tzaddikim, for I have no hope or support without them, for we are still waiting for the good and promised salvation that will come in their merit and strength. You who is full of mercy, consider me in kindness and have compassion upon me and rescue me from shame and humiliation, that no destructive or evil agent will have the power to approach me at the time of my death, and that they should not follow after my coffin, G-d forbid. Please in your great mercy, cast them far from me, and totally wipe them out, now and forever more. Have mercy on me in Your abundant pardon and mighty forgiveness that I merit to rectify in my lifetime everything that I damaged with my sins. Forgive me for everything in this lifetime, so that I will not have to face any judgment and sentence in the world to come. Even though I know that in truth I am far from deserving this kind of salvation, for through what do I merit such a thing? Nevertheless, I trust in Your great compassion and I rest on Your kindness, on Your forgiveness I wait, and on Your salvation I yearn, through the merit and power of the true Tzaddikim of our time, and through the merit of the true Tzaddikim who rest in the earth, on them we lean for support, and in their merit I have come before You with my plea. Therefore, I stand and anticipate and hope for Your mighty salvation, that I speedily merit the fulfillment of all that I have asked for in Your Presence, for You look toward the evil doer and desire his repentance and his return to the righteous way. And if I have greatly delayed in returning to You, and even added more and more frightful transgressions each day, nevertheless, I still anticipate each day that my salvation will come with my soul's redemption, that I may quickly merit to awaken from my slumber, and to rise from my fallen state, to rise up from my descent, and to return to life from the death that has seized me, to return to You in truth and with a whole heart, me and my seed, and my children's offspring, and all the seed of Your nation the House of Israel, from now until forever, Amen, Selah.v

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http://archive.chazzanut.com/hanashir/msg04839.html http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/52.2?lang=eng iii Psalms and Eicha by mechon-mamre.org iv http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2009/07/ad-ana-bechiya-how-long-will-we-cry.html v http://www.jewishsexuality.com/an-awesome-aweinspiring-prayer-for-the-month-of-elul
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