Ana BeKoach is an ancient Jewish prayer,
dating hundreds of years ago. In this prayer, the speaker asks for
God's redemption of the Jewish people. The song is thought to be
composed by the great kabbalist, Rabbi Nehunia Ben Hakannah. The
growing interest in Kabbalah teachings has drawn much attention to this
prayer. It has even entered mainstream Judaism, compared to other
Kabbalistic tools. Today, Ana BeKoach has entered mainstream Judaism
and can now be found in every Siddur. The prayer is integrated into the
morning and evening prayer (Shacharit and Mincha) and also as part of
the Kabbalat Shabbat service.
According to traditional belief, the prayer Ana BeKoach holds powerful energies
that can affect our lives and work as a kind of meditation code.
According to Kabbalah, through its special energies Ana BeKoach
mediates between the spiritual and the material worlds. Kabbalah
explains that the prayer’s seven verses bring us back to the pure
energy that existed in the world at the time of Creation. The Ana
BeKoach meditation can help the praying person regain control, put
order in life's chaos, and bring about positive change in their lives.
Inscribing Ana BeKoach prayer on jewelry and accessory creates a
powerful amulet that can be found in a variety of Kabbalah and Jewish jewelry.
This powerful prayer is attributed to Rabbi Nehumia
who wrote it in the first century. Rabbi Nehumia assumed that the day
would come when people lose some of their spirituality. In that state,
he concluded, people would not be able to grasp Kabbalist meditation
codes. Therefore, Rabbi Nehumia had written this prayer using the first
letter of each word according to the order of the 42 letter name.
The 42-letter name is encoded in the Bible from the first psalms of the book of Genesis.
Ana BeKoach is composed of seven sentences, six words each. The first
letters of each word comprise the 42 letters that spell out one of
God's many sacred acronyms.
After the seventh verse, an additional verse is said in whisper to draw
together the positive energy while driving away conflicting and
negative forces. This serves to “activate” the prayers purpose and
power. The verse: ברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד which reads, "Baruch
Shem Kevod Malchuto Le'olam Va'ed”, literally means "Blessed is the
Name of the Glory of His Kingship, forever more".
The code of Ana Be-Koach’s sacred name
comes from the Book of Genesis, starting with the first word, Bereshit
(at the beginning).The structure of the prayer implies the secret
methods that God used when He created the world. Complete understanding
of the power of the prayer involves cosmic mathematics. Each of the
seven sentences of the prayer represents a day in the week of God’s
creation of the world. Each sentence correlates to an astrological
sign. Meditating with this blessing takes back to the place of pure
energies that characterized the world at time of Creation. In reciting
this prayer we draw some of this spiritual energy into our present
Every sequence of the seven combinations channels a
different energy level. Every combination has its own unique feel and
quality. Each combination has a corresponding astrological sign as
The Ana BeKoach prayer is described as very powerful.
It should be recited in a calm state of mind, with specific goals in
mind. Carrying this powerful amulet constantly connects you to an
intense source of energy. Many Kabbalah jewelry
and accessories incorporate a portion of the prayer. By bearing it on
or close to your body, you increase your chances of bringing positive
change into your life, overcoming obstacles, and gaining control over