Saturday, March 27, 2010

Some Prayers we are learning!

While learning about the Passover, we have decided to learn a few Hebrew prayers!  I absolutely LOVE the sound of the Hebrew language and am practicing lots to try to get the "ch" sound down pat...lol  I have a nasty speech impediment and can not do foreign languages very well...LOL  mind you I speak English quite fine, the "speech impediment" is only present when trying to roll my "r's" or making the "ch" sound as in "bach"...sigh...Anyhow, the first prayer we are learning is this one.

Before our meals:
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha'olam,
hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz.

Which means, Thank You, God, for the blessing of bread and for the meal we will now enjoy together.

After our meals:
We are also learning this one.
Baruch Atah Adonai, hazan et hakol.

Which means, Thank You, God, Who provides our food.  Help us to share what we have, and to care for those who are hungry.

Now I'm no scholar, and I'm confused as to how such a short sentence in Hebrew can say all of that in English..sigh.  Perhaps, the English translation is the general gist of what the Hebrew words say...I WILL learn Hebrew...sigh...it's just very slow going!
I'm now off to youtube to find some of these prayers and see if they are in song format as we memorize better in song! lol
Shabbat Shalom!

7 comments:

Vanessa said...

Oh, how fun!! You should post a video/audio clip of you guys saying Hebrew grace!! :)

Prvbs31Mama said...

Good idea! Maybe I'll take a couple pictures/videos next week...gotta get more batteries for the camera! lol

Stephanie4Him said...

Oh My goodness!! We do the same prayers in our home! Our children sing them! I just recorded our children singing today to add them to my blog this evening!!! OOOO looking forward to seeing your video soon!

S.Whelan said...

Happy Passover Lori-Dawn,

Sometimes my kids purposely highlight the "ch" when we pray, snickering under their breath, sometimes throwing in an extra long 'ch' whenever they can. Trying I suppose to make the others laugh...mostly to make me laugh lol!

I have found the website Hebrew for Christians to be helpful.
May you be blessed.

Prvbs31Mama said...

LOL, Sharon, that's funny, I'm slowly getting the sound right, you just can't have a dry mouth that's for sure! LOL

Stephanie4Him said...

Been looking for an update! Hope you enjoyed your hubby being home!

Yah bless you and your home!
Stephanie

Prvbs31Mama said...

Have been blissfully distracted...hehe
Will update soon!