Preliminary Shabbat Prayer

O God, help us to grow spiritually healthy through the fulfillment of Your commandments.

May the mitzvah of observing Shabbat help to make us whole. 

May we properly celebrate this special time of rest, renewal, and connecting with that which is holy.

With a whole heart may we offer our thanks for this wondrous time with which You have blessed us.

On this day of rest and reflection, please keep us from any problems or troubles that will take us away from the closeness we seek with You.

May all soon share and rejoice in the wonder of this blessed time and in the wealth of the knowledge of You.