Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Becoming

long_road-aheadThis meditation is meant to be used in private contemplation as a simple reminder that it takes work to become the men of love and action G-d intends for each of us to be. I use it. I hope that other men will use it, as well. To listen along while you read, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows. Here is a list of more prayers for and about men.

Becoming
I have not achieved the man I am meant to be.
This, G-d of Old, is a blessing.
There is so much more I can become.

I have not achieved the heart I am meant to have.
There is so much more love to behold.

I have not achieved the sight I am meant to use.
There is so much more glory to perceive.

I have not achieved the strength I am meant to hold.
There is so much more work to complete.

I have not achieved the man I am meant to be.
Thank you, G-d of Old, for the challenge and the struggle,
For the will and the desire,
For the fortitude and the purpose.
There is so much more You want me to become.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: Here are related prayers for men: “My Work Remains,” “For the Lost” and “My Heart Knows What It Needs.” And here is a list of more prayers for and about men.

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