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A Christian Sukkot Candle-lighting

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Candle lighting - 18 mins before sunset

Prayed by the oldest woman in the house.

Blessed are You O Lord, our God,
King of the Universe,
Who sanctifies us with his commandments,
and commanded us to light the candles of the holiday.
Amen.

Head of Household's Prayer

Shehecheyanu

Blessed are you Lord, our God;
Who has enabled us to reach this time
who has granted us life;
and sustained us. Thank you Lord for giving the holidays as a revelation of Jesus. Amen.

Blessing for the Wine

Pick up a glass of wine/grapejuice and pray.

Blessed are You, Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
Creator of the true fruit of the vine
Jesus - Yeshua the Messiah

Pass round the glass of wine for everyone to have a sip.

Sukkah Blessing

Blessed are you, Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
Who sanctifies us with His commandments;
and commanded his children to dwell in the sukkah.

Sukkot Sameach! Happy Sukkot!

Blessing for the Bread

Pick up the bread

Blessed are you, Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
who brings forth the living bread from heaven.

Pass round the bread for everyone to take a piece.

Sukkot Sameach! Happy Sukkot!

Psalm 118

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his steadfast love endures for ever!

2 Let Israel say,
    ‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’
3 Let the house of Aaron say,
    ‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’
4 Let those who fear the Lord say,
    ‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’

5 Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
    the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
6 With the Lord on my side I do not fear.
    What can mortals do to me?
7 The Lord is on my side to help me;
    I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to put confidence in mortals.
9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me;
    in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
11 They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
    in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
12 They surrounded me like bees;
    they blazed like a fire of thorns;
    in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
13 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling,
    but the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and my might;
    he has become my salvation.
15 There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
‘The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;
16     the right hand of the Lord is exalted;
    the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.’
17 I shall not die, but I shall live,
    and recount the deeds of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me severely,
    but he did not give me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
    that I may enter through them
    and give thanks to the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord;
    the righteous shall enter through it.

21 I thank you that you have answered me
    and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
    it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
    O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
    We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God,
    and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches,
    up to the horns of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
    you are my God, I will extol you.

29 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever.

Grace

Grace is usually said AFTER the meal.

Let us say grace.
Blessed are you LORD our God, master of the Universe
Who nourishes the whole world in goodness, with grace kindness and compassion.
He gives bread to all flesh, for his mercy endures forever.
And through his great goodness we have never lacked,
nor will we lack food for ever, for the sake of his great Name.
For he is God who nourishes and sustains all, and does good to all,
and prepares food for all his creatures, which he created.
Blessed are you Lord who nourishes all.
Amen.