Are there suggested morning prayers for a Noahide?

Sunrise over the Land of IsraelIt’s a very good thing for a person to start the day with a deep awareness of the Creator. It is also valuable to consider the potential for doing good that G-d grants us with each new day. We are all encouraged to devote the very first conscious thought of the day to the One True G-d, as it says about the Supreme King of kings, the Holy One Blessed be He, “The whole world is filled with His glory” (Isaiah 6:3).

By asking for a “suggestion” for morning prayers, you show that you are aware that for Noahides there is no requirement that certain prayers be recited at certain times. All of which follows is to be considered completely voluntary, and you are welcome to contact us for further suggestions and resources for prayer.

When a Gentile has prepared for prayer in the morning (after using the lavatory, washing one’s hands, and with one’s body clothed), in the spirit of the verse (Psalms 16:8), “I have set the L-rd before me at all times,” one can say:

“I offer thanks to You, living and eternal King, for You have mercifully restored my soul within me; Your faithfulness is great.”

You might continue your morning prayers, and conclude your prayers in the evening, with the following affirmation, which is from a traditional prayer in the Jewish liturgy called “Adon Olom” (“L-rd of the Universe”):

L-rd of the universe, Who reigned before anything was created – at the time when His will brought all things into being, then was His Name proclaimed King. And after all things will be uplifted, the Awesome One will reign alone. He was, He is, and He shall be in glory. He is One, and there is no other to compare to Him, to call His equal. Without beginning, without end – power and dominion belong to Him. He is my G-d and my ever-living Redeemer, the strength of my lot in time of distress. He is my banner and my refuge, my portion on the day I call. Into His hand I entrust my spirit when I sleep and when I wake. And with my soul, my body too, the L-rd is with me, I shall not fear.

After getting ready for your day, you can put some coins aside for a proper charity (one which does not violate the Noahide commandments), and continue by saying Psalms chapters 67, 100, 145, 146, 150, and 20, which give praise and thanksgiving to the Al-mighty [1], followed by verbally accepting yourself G-d’s Unity and Kingship, and devoutly asking G-d for your needs.

To assist Noahides in their daily prayers, Ask Noah International has published a booklet of daily prayers for Noahides:

“Prayers, Blessings, Principles of Faith, and Divine Service for Noahides,” by Rabbi Moshe Weiner and Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet.

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