Hebrew prayer unites us as a people, reaching back across the generations and forward through time. Prayers that are keva are the fixed, traditional prayers of us and our ancestors. Kavanah is the prayer of our own heart, what guides our intentions as we pray. There are traditional and modern prayers for Shabbat, weekdays, and special occasions.
The Sh'ma - Listen Here
The Sh'ma has been the Jewish declaration of faith for thousands of years. Jews everywhere say the Sh'ma, but especially in the morning and at night, to remind ourselves that life is a gift from God.
It is our personal and communal expression of belief in God and in the unity of the Jewish people, as well as our recognition that there is a relationship between God and the Jewish people.