One in Messiah Congregation
Havdalah is Hebrew for separation. It refers to separating the sacred from
the ordinary, the sacred being the Sabbath day and the ordinary being the
other days of the week.
The Havdalah service formally ends the Sabbath day and ushers in the regular
week when we are once again engaged in our worldly concerns. We live in a
world of opposites.
At the end of the Sabbath we are acutely aware of the tensions between these
worlds, being the spiritual and the carnal worlds.
James 1: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself
unspotted from the world.
Neh.12 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the
singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
Testimony: plans this week for the work of the Lord...
Pss.107 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from
the hand of the enemy;
Some Biblical verses of praise:
Pss.150 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in
the firmament of his power.
 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent
 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery
 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed
instruments and organs.
 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding
 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Lev.26 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the
Recite the following Havdalah blessing all together:
Blessed are You, God, our Lord, King of the universe, who separates between
the holy and the profane; between the light and dark; between the believers
in the Messiah Yashua and the other nations; between the seventh day and
the six days of the week. We praise You for Your Commandments You have
given us, and the Sabbath being the 4th. Blessed are You (One God), Father,
Son and Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen!
Ending Praises to God (a Song)
Shalom and God Bless!