The Prayer of the Kabbalist: The Ana b'Koach
Also known as the Ana b'Koach, this ancient prayer which was composed by Rav Nehunia Ben Hakannah, has been revived by the Kabbalah Centre.
The Ana b'Koach is built around a sequence of 42 letters that are encoded within the first 42 letters of the book of Genesis. The kabbalists explain that this seven sequence combination of letters takes us to the time of Creation. Each time we meditate on a particular sequence, we return to the original uncorrupted energy that built the world. The seven lines of the Ana b'Koach correspond to the seven days of the week and seven specific angels. Each sentence also corresponds to a particular heavenly body. By performing the Ana b'Koach mediation, we enrich our lives with unadulterated spiritual Light and positive energy.
Kabbalists believe that one of the most powerful prayers is the Ana b'Koach or 42-Letter Name of God. This name is a vehicle we can use to tap into the energy of Creation—the source of joy and fulfillment—and help make a connection to life-improving energies. It is a meditation anyone can use to ""start over,"" and get rid of excess ""baggage."" The actual prayer consists of seven sentences with six letters each; hence the title: The 42-letter Name."