Prayers, Quotes

The Buoyancy of Hope (COVID Vaccine) …

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors that this endeavor bring healing, for You are the generous healer. Siddur Edot HaMizrach from Assorted Blessings and Prayers (Hebrew Text) A Prayer for Receiving the COVID Vaccine I have been praying for this day and now it is here!With great excitement,… Continue reading The Buoyancy of Hope (COVID Vaccine) …

Poems, Seasons

Gratitude Makes Us Joyful (Thanksgiving Meditation) …

I am filled time and again with a heart-aching wonder when I think of the fire and frost of memories of the everlastingness of love the solace of family and the power of prayer. — Sanober Khan from Turquoise Silence   Ordinary happiness depends on happenstance. Joy is that extraordinary happiness that is independent of… Continue reading Gratitude Makes Us Joyful (Thanksgiving Meditation) …

Prayers, Quotes

Unbind Me – A Prayer for Joy …

My God, I have feared joy. I have held back from the fullness of life, bound by invisible threads of old loyalties. I have imagined that you begrudge me my joy and fulfillment, that you would intentionally disrupt my happiness, stifle my freedom, rein in my delight. Now I see that you have always been… Continue reading Unbind Me – A Prayer for Joy …

Prayers

Prayer for Joy …

O God of marvel and mystery, make me joyous! Bless me with the healing and forgiving power of laughter. Help me to delight in life’s wonderment and surprises. Preserve me from sanctimonious solemnity and morose morality, and deliver me from the vanity of regrets. Remove from me the perverse tendency to make mountains out of… Continue reading Prayer for Joy …

Prayers, Seasons

Springtime Prayer …

Ever-renewing and energizing Creator, come, stir in my dormant spiritual limbs. Wake up my tired prayer. Revive my weary efforts of care. Sing hope into my discouragement. Wash my dusty, drab attitude with the cleansing rains of your vision. Go deep to my roots and penetrate my faith with the vibrancy of your grace. Shake… Continue reading Springtime Prayer …