כי באור פניך נתת לנו, ה’ א-להינו, תורת חיים ואהבת חסד
FOR WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR FACE YOU GAVE TO US, HASHEM OUR G-D, A TORAH OF LIFE AND A LOVE OF KINDLINESS
We request of Hashem only “the light of Your Face”. We know firsthand that all our successes and our greatest fortunes resulted only because of Your shining countenance. You turned Your Face toward us and gifted us with the Torah. The Torah is our greatest fortune; it is life itself (תורת חיים), both in this world and in the next. You turned Your Face toward us and demonstrated Your great love for us through acts of endless kindliness and especial intervention on our behalf – what more can we ask than that You continue to turn Your face toward us and cast upon us ‘the light of Your face’, the source of all blessing.