Also known as the Ana b'Koach, this ancient prayer, composed by Rav Nehunia Ben Hakannah, has been revived by the Kabbalah Centre.
Known as the 42-letter Name of God, the Ana b’Koach is a unique formula built of 42 letters written in seven sentences of six words each. Each of the seven sentences correspond to the seven days of the week, seven specific angels, and to a particular heavenly body. The letters that make up Ana b’Koach are encoded within the first 42 letters of the book of Genesis.
The kabbalists explain that this combination of letters takes us back to the time of Creation, and each time we meditate on a particular sequence, we return to the original uncorrupted energy that built the world. By performing the Ana b'Koach mediation, we enrich our lives with unadulterated spiritual Light and positive energy.
To learn more, we recommend reading The Prayer of the Kabbalist: The 42 Letter Name of God by Yehuda Berg.