Rabbi Ariel Asa

Father's Prayer After the Bris

Master of the universe, may it be Your will that he be worthy, favored, and acceptable before You as if I had offered him before the throne of Your glory. May You, in Your abundant mercy, send through Your holy angels a holy and pure soul to my son, _______(baby's Hebrew name) who has now been circumcised for the sake of Your Great Name. May his heart be as open to Your Torah as the entrance of the Temple, to learn and to teach, to observe and perform. Give him long days and years, a life of fear of sin, a life of wealth and honor, a life in which You fulfill all the wishes of his heart for good. Grant me the merit to raise him to the study of Torah, to the marriage canopy, and to the performance of good deeds: to see from him children and grandchildren engaged in Torah and Mitzvos. Accept his prayers among the prayers of all of Israel. May the expressions of my mouth, and the thoughts of my heart find favor before You, God, my Strength and my Redeemer. Amen- may such be Your will.