The Ana BeKoach (Ana BeCoach or
Ana B'Koach) prayer was written in the first century by a great
kabalistic Rabbi - Rabbi Nehonia.
The prayer was written according to the seventy names of God - a term
related to Abraham. The Ana BeKoach is composed of seven lines, with
six words in each line. The first letter of every word is taken,
thereby creating the 42-letter name.
The combination of Ana BeKoach is hidden in the first 42 letters of
the book of Genesis (From the word BERESHIT to the word VAVOHOO). The
letters are translated using a secret kabalistic calculation.
The Ana BeKoach prayer can be found in the Shaharit and Mincha
prayers, and in the Shabbat prayer before Lecha Dodi. Today, Ana
BeKoach is somewhat ignored, and in many prayers it is no longer used.
The Ana Becoach prayer is greatly evaluated by spiritual and
kabalistic followers that know of the great influence found in this
Another representation of the Ana Bekoach is the 7 leaf Menorah.
King David meditated on this for hours before entering into battle.
David's related dream
The model was made after David had a dream. As David relates "In
the dream, I was in a very dark place. I was tied up and could not
move anything. I tried to scream but my voice was gone. It was very
frightening. Then the Ana BeKoach prayer rose up in my mind. I started
saying it in my thoughts. When I reached the third line
everything disappeared and I woke up."
The number seven: 7 Sipherot, 7 verses to
the Ana Bekoach, 7 days in a week are all represented by the 42 Names
of G-d below:
Ana Bekoach Prayer
1. Please, with the might of your right, untie the bundle:
2. Accept your people's prayer song, heighten, purify us, Mighty one:
3. Please hero, your uniqueness worshippers, guard them closely:
4. Bless them purify them, your rightfulness mercies, always reward:
5. Immune, proud, with your good will, manage your people:
6. Single, proud, address your people, who remember your holiness:
7. Accept our plead, and hear our cry, he who knows histories:
Blessed be his kingdom's honor for ever:
Each line relates to the 7 Sepherot of the Tree of Life
Each line relates to the Days of the Week starting with Sunday