Lovingkindness Meditations

by Dayle Friedman

May I/you be protected.

For yourself: yishmor et nafshi. 2014 ישמר את נפשי

For a woman: yishmor et nafshech.  ישמר את נפשך

For a man: yishmor et naf’shecha.  ישמר את נפשך

May I/you find satisfaction.

For yourself: yasbi’eni mituvo.  ישביעני מטובו

For a woman: yasbi’ech mituvo.  ישביעך מטובו

For a man: yasbi’echa mituvo.  ישביעך מטובו

May I/you be well.

For yourself: yirapeni va’arapeh ירפאני וארפא

For a woman: yirapech va’tirapi ירפאך ותרפאי

For a man: yirapecha va’tirapeh ירפאך ותרפא

May I/you be at peace.

For yourself: yasim li shalom ישם לי שלום

For a woman: yasim lach shalom ישם לך שלום

For a man: yasim lecha shalom ישם לך שלום

Hebrew words and melody © Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman 2015

Offer in this order

  1. For yourself
  2. For someone who has brought you great goodness
  3. For a “neutral” person–someone about whom you have no strong feelings
  4. For a beloved person
  5. For a difficult person
  6. For a wider circle (your community, your city, your people, the world)