Monday, March 14, 2011

Specific Psalms

Art: Shoshanna Bauer
"Shalom rav al Yisrael am'cha tasim l'olam"
Establish abundant peace upon Your people Yisrael forever

Rebbe Nachman's Tikun HaK'Lali (Complete Remedy) is a set of 10 Psalms [Tehillim] which, when said daily, are of great benefit for all ailments and difficult situations in a person's life.  Rebbe Nachman advised people to say these 10 Psalms daily:

"I am very positive in everything I say. But I am most positive in regard to the great benefit of these ten Psalms."
"These are the ten Psalms: 16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137, 150."
"This is the General Remedy. There is a specific remedy for each sin, but this is the general remedy."
"Go out and spread the teaching of the ten Psalms to all men."
"It may seem like an easy thing to say ten Psalms. But it will actually be very difficult in practice."

[Rebbe Nachman of Breslov]

Other Psalms and when to say them:
To find a mate (shidduch) - Psalm Nos. 32, 38, 70, 71, 72, 82, 121, 124

On the day of a wedding - Psalm 19

For healthy childbirth - Psalms 4, 5, 8, 20, 35, 57, 93, 108, 142

Upon the birth of a child - Psalms 20,139

On the day of a circumcision - Psalm 12

For recovery from illness - Psalms 6, 13, 20, 22, 23, 30, 32, 38, 41, 51, 86, 88, 91, 102, 103, 121, 130, 142, 143

For livelihood - Psalms 23, 34, 36, 62, 65, 67, 85, 104, 121, 136, 144, 145

For peace - Psalm 46

In times of crisis - Psalms 20, 121, 130

Antidote for rejoicing at an enemy's downfall - Psalm 7

For success - Psalm 112

For protection against an ayin hora - Psalm 59

For the Jewish People - Psalms 43, 79, 80, 83

For thanksgiving - Psalms 9, 21, 57, 95, 100, 116, 138

For Divine guidance - Psalm 139

For repentance - Psalms 51, 90

For help in troublesome times - Psalms 20, 38, 85, 86, 102, 130, 142

Prayer recited when traveling - Psalm 91

Psalm of thanksgiving for a miracle - Psalm 18

Psalm of thanksgiving upon being rescued - Psalm 124

In a house of mourning - Psalm 49

At a gravesite or on a Yahrzeit - Psalms 33, 16, 17, 72, 91, 104, 130

At the dedication of a monument - Psalm 1

For "supernatural" results: 121, 130 or 142 - all three Psalms have eight verses, eight represents "Above Nature" - the time of Moshiach.

Tehillim online: Hebrew and English:


Rosensmith said...

Thank you for this excellent information!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this important and much respected psalm, so I have to do them daily, does it matter whether its during the day or night time? Do you have a psalm for luck or success psalm 112 should be the same

Devorah said...

As it says, Psalm 112 for success. As far as reading Psalms at night-time, see this link: Tehillim at Night

Anonymous said...

Deborah, you don't even know how much you help people with what you do. My children and I are Noahides. Both my children have autism. My daughter, in particular, suffers great anxiety and insomnia from her autism. I have been teaching her to say the Psalms. Yesterday, she was spiraling into a meltdown when I convinced her to read the Psalms of the Tikun Klali, when she finished, she said that her heart felt much better. This guide that you just posted will be very helpful. Thank you so much.

As for me, Deborah, your blog gives me hope. There are struggles in my life (like in everyone's life) and I am raising my two children alone since my husband divorced me and started a new family several states away from us. If Hashem wanted to reward me in Olam Habah for not giving up and meeting my challenges, then I am certain half of the reward would need to be given to you. Your blog strengthens me, and when the flame of my nefesh is about exti guished from sadness, I can read your posts and then go back as a bright flame to love and care for my children and teach them about the Ayn Sof. If I have not expressed my thoughts well, please forgive me, I was crying when I wrote this because your post has given me just what I need to help my daughter at just the right time.

May Hashem bless and keep you, may He strengthen you, may your name be great in Israel, may Hashem guard your steps so that you are always protected from danger and may He guard you from the ein ha ra.

Devorah said...

That is the most beautiful comment I have ever received. Hashem chooses special souls to care for special children. I am humbled that I have helped you in some way. Thank you for writing and I wish you only good and continued strength to do YOUR holy work. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

Devorah, you are very special and blessed.
You have helped many of us Jews and Noahides.
Noahide i am too. like anon at 1.08 Am.
reading your comment, Anon, you have helped me.. sometimes i just tend to focus on my own problems, then here comes a comment that stops me from focusing only on .. me, my, self poor me..
Devorah, you see how special your blog is, because of this special place, i call this and like these blogs, Oasis for those of us hungry , searching for spiritual truth.
G-d bless you Anon, i will try, Bli neder to keep you in prayers, i do not know you, but Hashem knows us all , by name.
thank Y-u Hashem.

thank you Devorah. Hashem bless you.
thank you Anon.. Hashem bless you and your beautiful children with all good things .Amen and amen.

annie said...

Devorah... im going to jump into this and comment a bit also... we are noahides. and your blog is the very first one i go to daily... The teaching we get from here not only for the Jewish soul but the rich. Thank you for your dedication to this blogspot and to all of us being able to learn.... all the comments are truly true of your blog... thank you very much, Devorah... Gd is so good to watch after all of us and feed us when we are hungry.... thank you... *:-)

Jossy said...

@Devorah please help me with Psalms and Torah for the following prayers:1.Prayer aginst sorcery and to overcome witchcraft and evil spirits.2.Prayer against and overcome strong enemies.3.Prayer to kill an enemy.4.Prayer to cure incurable diseases.5.Prayer against gun and war time.6.General prayer for blessings,money and prosperity.Also prayer to overcome debts.6.Specific prayer to get a good wife.Thanks and God bless.

Devorah said...

Rebbe Nachman advises the General Remedy for all things are these 10 Psalms: Numbers: 16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137, 150.
You can say these 10 Psalms and add your own words for your own needs, praying directly to Hashem, no intermediaries.

Jossy said...

At least,I need to connect with a Kabballah/Cabballah.

Devorah said...

Joseph: Kabbalah is the knowledge of the Torah. For a nonJew, your requirement is the acknowledgement of the one God - Hashem - and to learn the 7 Laws of Noah and to observe them:

1.Do not deny God.
2.Do not blaspheme God.
3.Do not murder.
4.Do not engage in illicit sexual relations.
5.Do not steal.
6.Do not eat from a live animal.
7.Establish courts/legal system to ensure obedience to said laws.

This is the way to connect to God.

Unknown said...

Thank you a lot

Jossy said...

Good morning Deborah.
Please about the ten PSALMS: does it mean it's for seeking forgiveness for all sins or for making petition for all things?
I mean, asking for anything?

Devorah said...

As I understand it, it is a remedy for all things [quoting Rebbe Nachman]. If you are seeking forgiveness from Hashem, then ask Hashem for forgiveness. If you are seeking it from a person, ask that person. The 10 Psalms help with problems and illnesses etc. If you want something specific from Hashem, say the Psalms and also ask Hashem in your prayers. Be specific when you talk to G-d, and also say the Psalms to relax and find comfort as well as assisting in all problems.

Jossy said...

@devorah, do the Psalms for finding a mate(Shidduch) have a specific period of usage or not?
I want to know if there is a specific time of praying those Psalms when looking for a marital partner or wants to locate one's marital partner. If there is a time to say the Psalms or they can be said anytime? For example, like praying them in the morning before you go out for the day's work or anyone of the day is okay?

Devorah said...

Jossy, firstly I'm not the best person to ask, but I'll give you whatever knowledge I can. If you are a female a great time to pray is when lighting the Shabbat candles.
As for saying the psalms, any time during the day is a good time. We generally don't say tehillim [psalms] at night unless someone's life is in danger.
Saying it before a special meeting or date is probably a great idea.
Also the date of 15 Av is an auspicious time to meet your soul mate.
If possible say the psalms outside, when it is said that the living plants of nature pray with you, and also looking at the sky [heaven]. But saying them anywhere, anytime is always beneficial.
Hope this helps. Maybe someone else will add more info here.

Jossy said...

Thanks so much @DEVORAH.
First , I want to ask the reason why Psalms not be said at night except someone's life in danger? Because I usually say most of my Psalms at night,being the time I usually less busy and available to do so.
Also, may I ask , what are the Psalms for prayers when asking for a political position and that will be effectively answered? Secondly, what are the Psalms for God to take vengeance for you because a mighty man in position or a company wants to override you?
Also,I don't understand a date of 15 Available as used by you above. Kindly explain it.
The three Psalms for supernatural; are they to be said together for the supernatural results or can be said individually and still get the results?
I don't even know those supernatural things you're referring to that the Psalms(the three Psalms) are meant for. To suspend water in the sky or to effect a miracle in the body of man or to cause a stationary vehicle moving without starting the engine?
Thanks and God bless.

Devorah said...

Night is the time of din [judgment] and you can read more about it here:
and in other places, if you google the words ''can i say tehillim at night''.

The 15th of Av is a special day for finding a soulmate: see 15 Av Love and Rebirth

I don't know about Psalms for political situations - regarding Hashem taking vengeance for you, perhaps say the Psalm for success and pray for Hashem to help you.

Supernatural, I would describe as needing a miracle, something above nature. If you're in a situation where only a miracle can bring you out of it, for example.