כי אתה שומע תפלת עמך ישראל ברחמים
FOR YOU HEAR THE PRAYER OF YOUR PEOPLE YISROEL WITH MERCY
You especially hear the prayer of “עמך ישראל”, with exceptional mercy. “Amcha”, “Your people”, from the word “imcha”, “with You”, for we are with You all day in our hearts and in our mouths and in our deeds.
ברוך אתה ה’ שומע תפלה
BLESSED ARE YOU HASHEM THAT HEARS PRAYER
We thank You Hashem, King of the entire Universe, for being willing, and even pleased, to hear our tefillos. Moreover, You strongly desire our tefillos, for we are Your righteous nation, Yisroel, and “Hakadosh Baruch Hu strongly desires the prayers of the righteous”.
רצה ה’ א-להינו
BE FAVORABLE HASHEM OUR G-D
Please, Hashem, favor our devoted Avodah; our dearest wish is to do Your will and thereby gain Your favor and love, and ultimately, that You rest Your Shechinah upon us, Your beloved children.
בעמך ישראל ובתפלתם
TO YOUR PEOPLE YISROEL AND TO THEIR PRAYER
Please do not just favor our tefillos, but favor us, both because of the promise You made to our forefathers, and because of our devotion in tefillah and Avodah in our quest to draw near to You.