The Mikvah Prayer is a special prayer recited by Jewish women before immersing themselves in a mikvah, which is a ritual bath used for purification purposes. This prayer is a way for women to connect with God and to express their intention to fulfill the commandment of mikvah immersion. The Mikvah Prayer is a reminder that immersion in the mikvah is not just a physical act, but also a spiritual one. The prayer is a moment for reflection and introspection, allowing women to focus on their relationship with God and their commitment to living a holy and pure life. The Mikvah Prayer is a powerful way for Jewish women to deepen their spiritual connection and to draw closer to their faith. It is a reminder that through ritual immersion and prayer, one can find a renewed sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Mikvah Prayer. May God Bless You!
Mikvah Prayer 1
You created the world from a womb of water. You made me in your image, pure and holy, according to your will. I thank you for my miraculous body which keeps its own rhythms as do the sun and moon, the seasons, the Shabbos and the Holy Days. I bless your sacred name as I ask for your blessing upon me and those I love. As I immerse in the mikveh waters, I am ever more aware of my dependence upon you. I know that my life is sustained by your mercy. Be kind and beneficent to me. Help me purify my life from pain and sorrow, from bad influences, from my own faults and inadequacies. As these waters embrace me, dear God, may I embrace your presence in and around me at all times and in all space.
Mikvah Prayer 2
O My God,
My soul’s companion, My heart’s precious friend, I turn to You. I need to close out the noise To rise above the noise, The noise that interrupts— The noise the separates— The noise that isolates. I need to hear You again. In the silence of my innermost being, In the fragments of my yearned-for wholeness, I hear whispers of Your presence— Echoes of the past when You were with me When I felt Your nearness When together we walked— When you held me close, embraced me in Your love, Laughed with me in my joy. I yearn to hear You again. In Your oneness, I find healing. In the promise of Your love, I am soothed. In Your wholeness, I too can become whole again. Please listen to my call— Help me find the words Help me find the strength within Help me shape my mouth, my voice, my heart So that I can direct my spirit and find You in prayer In words only my heart can speak In songs only my soul can sing Lifting my eyes and heart to You.