Welcome to a place of spiritual intent, a place of prayer and blessing.
Prayer is an act of summoning light.
Blessing is an act of bending light.
Communion is the act of entering light.
That analogy for prayer, blessing and Divine union emerged from an email dialogue between me and Michael Greenwald, a man of immense spiritual depth and insight.
Light is a universal metaphor for Divine energy, a symbol for holiness, truth, radiance, eminence, love. To pray is to summon Divine light into our lives. To bless is an attempt summon that light and then to bend it toward holy purpose, including consolation, healing, joy and peace. Communion is the attempt to journey into the light of holiness, awe and wonder.
My collection of new prayers now tops 300. They cover topics ranging from the changing seasons to the grief of children, from the joy of song to the hope of healing. Some sound like poems, others echo psalms, but they all come from that place inside that yearns for connection to G-d. These blessings come from a profoundly Jewish heart and, yet, they resonate broadly among people of spiritual intent. I’ll post two prayers weekly and occassionally some short fiction.
This is your invitation to read these prayers, listen to them read aloud and to use them in your daily life.
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