Tehillim Refuah = Healing Psalms = תהילים רפוא

Is someone you love seriously ill? Then this remedy will work to heal them. It is time consuming for a reason. It takes passion to do this remedy. It can be performed in steps and then repeated until you see the effect being the complete healing of the person.

Step 1: Read This Introduction


For time immemorial, whenever Jews found themselves in difficult situations, whether individually or communally, they would open up the Book of Psalms and use King David's ageless poetic praises and supplications to beseech G‑d for mercy.

People need to know that all illness is cleansing, as taught in Kabbalah.

  • Sickness and Healing: A tool of Tikun = Correction
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    The Midrash tells us that when King David compiled the Psalms, he had in mind himself, as well as every Jew of every generation and every circumstance. No matter who you are and what the situation, the words of the Psalms speak the words of your heart and are heard On High.

    What is the meaning of "heard On High"?

    The third Lubavitcher Rebbe once said that if we only knew the power of Psalms and the effects of its recitation, we would recite them constantly. "Know that the chapters of Psalms shatter all barriers, they ascend higher and still higher with no interference; they prostrate themselves in supplication before the Master of all worlds, and they effect and accomplish with Loving kindness = Sefira Chesed and Merciful Compassion = Sefira Tiferet." The effect is to sweeten the judgment associated with the illness.

    Step 2: Learn the Name of the Person in Hebrew Letters.

    Rules for Names in Hebrew Letters

    Hebrew Names follow the structure below:

    That is

    First Name - Ben ot Bat = son or daugther - father's Name - connecting letter Vav - Mother's Name

    Do not use family name

    What about nicknames or second names or middle names? What do close family members call the person. That is the Name to use

    Step 3: Make a Public statement, can be in a whisper, that my action is for the refuah shelymah = complete healing for the Nefesh Ruach Neshamah of First Name - Ben or Bat = son or daughter - Mothers Name - Hebrew Name if known - English name if not known the Hebrew Name.

    Step 4: Make the following statement out loud 3 times: אל נא רפא נא לה = El Na Refah Na La = El Please Heal Her Soul Please

    Step 5: When praying for an individual who is ill, it is customary to sing the following thirty-six chapters of Psalms: 20, 6, 9, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41, 49, 55, 56, 69, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 102, 103, 104, 107, 116, 118, 142, 143, and 148.

    Step 6: - After this, recite the stanzas from Psalm 119 that correspond to the letters of the ill individual's Jewish name(s).

    Psalm 119 is an acrostic containing twenty-two stanzas, each stanza consisting of eight verses that begin with the same letter from the Hebrew alphabet. The first eight verses all start with the letter aleph, the next eight begin with bet, the next eight with gimel, etc.

    Examples: if the person's name is Moshe (משה), recite the stanzas that begin with mem, shin, and hey. If the person's name is Rachel (רחל), recite the stanzas that begin with resh, chet and lamed.

    Step 7: Then recite the six stanzas that correspond to the words קרע שטן = "destroy the Prosecutor": kuf, resh, ayin, shin, tet, and nun.

    Additional Information regarding Psalm 119 when utilized for Healing

    Psalm 119 is written alephbetically. There are 8 verses that begin with the Hebrew letter aleph, 8 verses that begin with the Hebrew letter bet, etc. The Psalm goes through all of the 22 letters of the Hebrew AlephBet, each having 8 verses. It is a Chassidic tradition that when one is in need of healing, we recite the verses from 119 that correspond with their Hebrew name.

    In some Minhagim = cistoms of various groups, some people will recite the stanzas of the letters of the Hebrew name of someone who has died at their gravestone, at the anniversary (yarzheit) of their death. In that case, they add verses for the letters of neshama, meaning soul, as they are praying for that person’s soul.

    Please note when someone dies we change the mothers name to the fathers name. Some have the minhag to use both names - father and mother. When adding Neshama = נשמה add the 8 stanzas of Nun - Shin - Mem - Hai.

    “healing” means, in addition to physical sickness it also relates to mental - emotional - spiritual illnesses including the ability to have clarity, equanimity, calm of spirit, joy, and dreams of guidance.