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THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS (USMC) DEVOTIONAL FIELD BOOK
Praise the Lord, to whom our praise is due.
BARUCH ADONOI HAMVORACH L'OLAM VA'ED.
Praised be the Lord, to whom our praise is due, now and forever.
SHEMA YISRAEL ADONOI ELOYEHNU ADONOI EHAD.
Hear, O'Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thy heart. Thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thy house, when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thy house and upon thy gates.
I give thanks unto thee, O live and ever enduring King, because Thou hast mercifully restored my soul unto me; great is Thy faithfulness.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe. Thou hast sanctified us with Thy commandments and hast set upon us the ordinance of wearing fringes.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who hast sanctified us with Thy precepts and commanded us to occupy ourselves with the study of the Torah.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who hast chosen us from among all peoples by giving us Thy Torah. Blessed are Thou, O Lord, Giver of the Torah.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has provided all my needs.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who removest sleep from mine eyes and slumber from mine eyelids.
O my God, the soul with which Thou didst endow me is pure. Thou didst create it and fashion it; Thou didst breathe it into me and Thou preservest it within me. Thou wilt reclaim it from me, but Thou wilt restore it to me in the life to come. So long as the breath of life is within me, I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord my God, and God of my fathers. Master of all works, Lord of all souls. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, who dost restore the soul to the dead.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe. Thou weighest down my eyes with the bonds of sleep, my eyelids with slumber. Lord my God, God of my fathers, may it be Thy will to lay me down in peace, and to raise me up again to peaceful life. May evil thoughts, disturbing dreams and base imaginings not trouble me, but grant that my couch be serene before Thee. Lighten my eyes again that I sleep not the sleep of death, for Thou givest light to the apple of my eye. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, whose glory gives light to the whole universe.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: from whence shall my help come? My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, He that keepeth Israel doth neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall keep thee from all evil; He shall keep thy soul. The Lord shall guard thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth and for ever.
Lord, my God, God of my fathers, before Thee I confess that in Thy hand alone rests my healing or my death. If it be Thy will, grant me a perfect healing. Yet if my death be fully determined by Thee, I will in love accept it at Thy hand. Then may my death be an atonement for all sins and transgressions, and for all the wrong which I have committed before Thee. Grant me of the abounding happiness that is the destiny of the righteous. Make me to know the path of life, the fullness of joy in Thy presence, at Thy right hand bliss evermore.
Thou who are the father of the fatherless and judge of the widow, protect my beloved family whose souls are bound with mine. Into Thy hand I commend my spirit, Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth. Amen, and Amen!
When the end is approaching: The Lord is King, the Lord was King, the Lord shall be king for ever and ever. (Said three times.)
Blessed be His name and glorious sovereignty for ever and ever. (Said three times.)
The Lord He is God.
(Said seven times.)
SH'MA YIS-RO-EL A-DO-NOY E-LO-HAY-NU A-DO-NOY E-CHOD
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God the Lord is One.
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