(If One Has Washed for Bread)
On days when Tachnun is recited:
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept as we remembered Tzion. There, upon the willows we hung our harps. For there our captors demanded of us songs, and those who scorned us—rejoicing, [saying,] “Sing to us of the songs of Tzion.” How can we sing the song of Hashem on alien soil? If I forget you, Yerushalayim, let my right hand forget its dexterity. Let my tongue cleave to my palate if I will not remember you, if I will not bring to mind Yerushalayim during my greatest joy! Remember, Hashem, against the Edomites the day of the destruction of Yerushalayim, when they said, “Raze it, raze it to its very foundation!” O Babylon, who are destined to be laid waste, happy is he who will repay you in retribution for what you have inflicted on us. Happy is he who will seize and crush your infants against the rock!
For the choirmaster, a song with instrumental music, a psalm. May G‑d be gracious to us and bless us, may He make His countenance shine upon us forever, that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. The nations will extol You, O G‑d; all the nations will extol You. The nations will rejoice and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples justly and guide the nations on earth forever. The peoples will extol You, O G‑d; all the peoples will extol You, for the earth will have yielded its produce, and G‑d, our G‑d, will bless us. G‑d will bless us; and all, from the furthest corners of the earth, shall fear Him.
Blessed are You, Hashem our G d, King of the universe, Who, in His goodness, provides sustenance for the entire world with grace, with kindness, and with mercy. He gives food to all flesh, for His kindness is everlasting. Through His great goodness to us continuously we do not lack [food], and may we never lack food, for the sake of His great Name. For He, benevolent G d, provides nourishment and sustenance for all, does good to all, and prepares food for all His creatures whom He has created, as it is said: You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Blessed are You, G-d, Who provides food for all.
We offer thanks to You, Hashem our G d, for having given as a heritage to our ancestors a precious, good and spacious land; for having brought us out, Hashem our G d, from the land of Egypt, and redeemed us from the house of bondage; for Your covenant which You have sealed in our flesh; for Your Torah which You have taught us; for Your statutes which You have made known to us; for the life, favor, and kindness which You have graciously bestowed upon us; and for the food we eat with which You constantly nourish and sustain us every day, at all times, and at every hour.
For all this, Hashem our G d, we give thanks to You and bless You. May Your Name be blessed by the mouth of every living being, constantly and forever, as it is written: When you have eaten and are satiated, you shall bless Hashem your G d for the good land which He has given you. Blessed are You, G-d, for the land and for the sustenance.
Have mercy, Hashem our G‑d, upon Israel Your people, upon Yerushalayim Your city, upon Tzion the abode of Your glory, upon the kingship of the house of David Your anointed, and upon the great and holy House over which Your Name was proclaimed. Our G‑d, our Father, (on weekdays) tend us, (on Shabat and Festivals) our Shepherd, nourish us, sustain us, feed us, and provide us with plenty; and speedily, Hashem our G‑d, grant us relief from all our afflictions. Hashem our G‑d, please do not make us dependent upon the gifts of mortal men nor upon their loans, but only upon Your full, open, holy, and generous hand, that we may never be shamed or disgraced.
And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city speedily in our days. Blessed are You, Hashem, Who in His mercy rebuilds Jerusalem. Amen.
Blessed are You, Hashem our G‑d, King of the universe, benevolent G‑d, our Father, our King, our Strength, our Creator, our Redeemer, our Maker, our Holy One, the Holy One of Jacob, our Shepherd, the Shepherd of Israel, the King who is good and does good to all, each and every day. He has done good for us, He does good for us, and He will do good for us; He has bestowed, He bestows, and He will forever bestow upon us grace, kindness, and mercy; relief, salvation and success; blessing and deliverance; consolation, livelihood and sustenance; compassion, life, peace, and all goodness; and may He never cause us to lack any good. May the Merciful One reign over us forever and ever. May the Merciful One be blessed in heaven and on earth. May the Merciful One be praised for all generations, and pride Himself in us forever and to all eternity and glorify Himself in us forever and ever. May the Merciful One provide our livelihood with honor.
May the Merciful One break the yoke of exile from our neck, and may He lead us upright to our land. May the Merciful One send abundant blessing into this house and upon this table at which we have eaten. May the Merciful One send us Elijah the prophet—may he be remembered for good—and let him bring us good tidings, deliverance, and consolation. May the Merciful One bless my father, my teacher, the master of this house, and my mother, my teacher, the mistress of this house; them, their household, their children, and all that is theirs; us, and all that is ours. Just as He blessed our forefathers, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov, “in all things,” “by all things,” with “all things,” so may He bless all of us together (the children of the Covenant) with a perfect blessing, and let us say, Amen.
From heaven, may there be invoked upon him and upon us such merit as will bring enduring peace. May we receive blessing from the Hashem and kindness from G‑d our deliverer, and may we find grace and good understanding in the eyes of G‑d and man.
May the Merciful One grant us the privilege of reaching the days of the Mashiach and the life of the World to Come. (on weekdays) He gives great deliverance (on Rosh Chodesh, festivals and Chol Hamoed) He is a tower of deliverance, to His king, and bestows kindness upon His anointed, to David and his descendants forever. He Who makes peace in His heavens, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
Fear the L-rd, you His holy ones, for those who fear Him suffer no want. Young lions are in need and go hungry, but those who seek Hashem shall not lack any good. Give thanks to Hashem for He is good, for His kindness is everlasting. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Blessed is the man who trusts in Hashem and Hashem will be his security.