Tefilat haderech, the Jewish prayer for travelers


It is a very Hebrew custom to request Hashem’s blessings when undertaking a travel.The Patriachs always asked Hashem to turn their venture into a success.


Why pray when being on a trip?



The text (Hebrew and translation) 



יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ ה’ אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ וֵא-לֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, שֶׁתּוֹלִיכֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם וְתַצְעִידֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם. וְתִסְמְכֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם. וְתַדְרִיכֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם. וְתַגִּיעֵנוּ לִמְחוֹז חֶפְצֵנוּ לְחַיִּים וּלְשִֹמְחָה וּלְשָׁלוֹם וְתַצִּילֵנוּ מִכַּף כָּל אוֹיֵב וְאוֹרֵב וְלִסְטִים וְחַיּוֹת רָעוֹת בַּדֶּרֶךְ וּמִכָּל מִינֵי פֻּרְעָנִיּוֹת הַמִּתְרַגְּשׁוֹת לָבוֹא לָעוֹלָם וְתִשְׁלַח בְּרָכָה בְּכָל מַעֲשֵֹה יָדֵינוּ, וְתִתְּנֵנוּ לְחֵן וּלְחֶסֶד וּלְרַחֲמִים בְעֵינֶיךָ וּבְעֵינֵי כָל רוֹאֵינוּ וְתִשְׁמַע קוֹל תַּחֲנוּנֵינוּ. כִּי אֵ-ל שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה וְתַחֲנוּן אָתָּה: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה.


May it be Your will, Lord, our God and the God of our ancestors, that You lead us toward peace, guide our footsteps toward peace, and make us reach our desired destination for life, gladness, and peace. May You rescue us from the hand of every foe, ambush along the way, and from all manner of punishments that assemble to come to earth. May You send blessing in our handiwork, and grant us grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us. May You hear the sound of our humble request because You are God Who hears prayer requests. Blessed are You, Lord, Who hears prayer.


The answer is quite obvious! Put the Almighty in everything you are doing and your life will be a success!


Also note that, each time we are traveling ( even when the road seems familiar to us), we are taking some risks. Requesting the blessing from Above is making our way SAFE.


Of course we would request to be led in peace, in joy and to be saved from any enemy who would accidentally cross our way.


May we recognize the God of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaa’kov on our path. Our wonderful Lord is the One who grants us peace, joy, life. May our hands be raise in praise as we count His numerous blessings. Amen. 


Listen to Tefilat haderech and be at peace, for He leads your way, always.


Copyright© by Isabelle Esling

 

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In His overwhelming peace-Another visitation

Dear brothers and sisters, I was very blessed today with a short visitation from our Lord. This joy I have in my heart, I want to share with you all. May Yeshua bless you all in abundance:)


“He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves me. He will be loved by my Father and I will love him and manifest myself to Him.”


John 14:21



After a good night of rest, I woke up with a wonderful sense of peace. Yeshua was welcoming me so warmly in the presence of the Spirit. It was really reassuring after being confronted with people who rejected the Truth.

I knew in this moment that I had made the right choice in obeying Yeshua’s command. As I stepped out, Yeshua spoke to me :

« I forgive ignorance, but people have to recover from their ignorance, because there comes a time when it will be too late. »

I looked up to the sun and in this very moment, as I expected it least, the Son of Man was standing here, a few meters above me. His head was covered and He was wearing a white robe. His skin was tan. He was looking at me with a warm smile on His Face. He had pretty much the same appearance that He had on His first visit, in November 2014.

My vision only lasted a few seconds but Yeshua’s presence was felt very strong.

Yeshua spoke to me :

« Why are you so surprised to see me, my child ? I am THAT CLOSE to you. You must expect to see me.

Do you remember how many times you requested to see me again, and even in tears ?

Now that I am before you, why are you so much surprised ?

Beloved, you’ll see more, gradually. Have trust. I am preparing you. »

Copyright© by Isabelle Esling