A Messianic Service for Counting the Omer


[From the orthodox Siddur] Behold, I’m prepared and ready to perform the commandment of counting the Omer, as is written in the Torah [Lev. 23:15-16]: and ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave-offering seven Sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow of the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meal offering to HASHEM. [Ps. 90:17] And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our G-d be upon us: prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work.

Blessed art Thou, O HASHEM, our G-d, King of the universe, who hath sanctified us with His commandments and hath commanded us to count the Omer.

[According to the instruction of Lev. ch. 23 both the days and the Sabbaths are counted. One proceeds in the following manner:]

Today is *** day(s) (which are *** Sabbath(s) and *** day(s)) of the Omer.

[Some examples: On the first day of the Omer one says: “Today is one day of the Omer”. On the seventh day: “Today is seven days, which are one Sabbath, of the Omer”. On the eight day: “Today is eight days, which are one Sabbath and one day, of the Omer”.]

The Merciful One, may He return for Israel the service of the Temple to its place, through Yeshua the Messiah, may he return speedily, in our days. Amen, Selah.

Psalm 67
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.

G-d be merciful unto us, and bless us; and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us; Selah. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O G-d; yea let all the people praise thee. O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. Let the people praise thee, O G-d; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and G-d, even our own G-d, shall give us his blessing. G-d shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
Doxology: [Bow at “Blessed art Thou”] Blessed art Thou, [straighten up at “O HASHEM”] O HASHEM, the Lord G-d of Israel; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

We beg thee! With strength of the greatness of thy right hand, untie the bundled sins. Accept the prayer of thy people, strengthen us, purify us, O Awesome One. Please, O Strong One, those who seek thy Unity, guard them like the pupil of an eye. Bless them, purify them, shew them mercy, may thy righteousness always recompense them. Powerful One, Holy One, with the abundance of thy goodness guide thy congregation. Unique One, Exalted One, turn to thy people, which proclaimeth thy holiness. Our entreaty accept, and our cry hear, O Knower of mysteries.

Blessed is the Name of the Glory of His Kingdom for ever and ever.

[From the Messsianic Siddur of John Fischer, adapted:]
Master of the universe, as we (begin to) count the days of the Omer, we recall the time when our people [or: the people of Israel] lived in the land of Israel and the firstfruits were presented to thee. May this observance serve as a reminder to reclaim the Holy Land so that it may again flow with milk and honey. May our love for Israel’s land quicken our love for the Torah, Israel’s heritage. As in the past, may Eretz Yisrael become the center of our spiritual life, and may thy word go forth from Zion, O Lord, revealing thy will to all men.

Let us see the days of our Messiah when these things shall take place. Speedily cause the offspring of David, thy servant Yeshua, to flourish, and lift up his glory by thy divine help because we wait for thy salvation all day long. Blessed art Thou, O HASHEM, who causest the pride of salvation to flourish.

[From the orthodox Siddur, adapted]
Master of the universe, thou commanded us through Moshe, thy servant to count the Omer in order to cleanse us from our crusts of evil and from our defilements, as thou hast written in thy Torah [Lev. 23:15-16]: ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave-offering seven Sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow of the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days, so that the souls of thy people may be cleansed from their defilement. Therefore, may it be thy will, O HASHEM, our G-d and G-d of our forefathers, that I may be cleansed from whatever transgression. Through the Messiah’s sacrifice may I be cleansed and sanctified with the holiness from on high, and through the Messiah’s resurrection may abundant bounty flow in all the worlds. [1 Thess. 5:23] May our whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. And may he remove all crusts of defilement from our bodies, souls and spirits; may he cleanse us and sanctify us with thine exalted holiness. Amen, Selah.


2 Responses to “A Messianic Service for Counting the Omer”

  1. 1 Shmuel April 17, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I believe it should be this way

  2. 2 Sandy Elgar May 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    thanks in anticipation

    regards Sandy

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