טובה וברכה חן וחסד ורחמים
GOOD AND BLESSING, FAVOR AND KINDLINESS AND MERCY
We specify these subdivisions and details of Shalom, in order that we become keenly aware of Your kindnesses upon us, and our gratitude and our trust in You can continue to grow to perfection.
We request ‘Good’, that which benefit our Perfection of mind and character, and we request that this ‘good’ be bestowed upon us through ‘good’ circumstances of sweetness and happiness and joy.
‘Bracha’ here connotes increase and growth. All the blessing that You gives us should not be limited or temporary, but rather should continue to increase and bear fruit forever.
In our request for Shalom, we request that we find favor first in Your eyes, and thereby in the eyes of all others as well, so that no one should see any fault in us or wish to harm us in any way at all.