Make a Fixed Time for Study

עשה תורתך קבע – אמור מעט ועשה הרבה

– Hashkivenu

Give us a place to rest
Lord Our God, and peace,
Help us to stand up to life,
our King

Spread over us Your peaceful sukkah
That through Your good counsel
We might be repaired

Liberate us from the place we are
That we might effect your Name
Shield us from enmity
From slaughter
From hunger of the body and the soul
From unexpected sorrow
From those who would accuse us of being merely men (and women).

Bring us into shelter
In the soft, long evening shadows
of Your truth,

For with You is protection and safekeeping
And in Your presence is
royal acceptance and gentle love

Watch over us as we go forth
Prepare for us as we return
A peaceful welcome
Life – A future – and now

Spread over us Your peaceful sukkah
And over all we love
And over the peaceful city whither we shall take
Our final journey
Go with us.

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