Posts tagged ‘life’

Prayer of Joy

This is a prayer of gratitude for joy, with a reminder to live joy as a daily spiritual practice. It’s a meditation for daily use when time…

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Another Year: An Introspection

For the New Year: a meditation on the passage and the use of time. Have I spent this time wisely? And what have I learned? This prayer will…

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One is Everything

This week we’ve witnessed another murderous truck attack and a political assassination. We’re surrounded by violence. Orlando. Nice. Tel Aviv. Innocents dead at the hand of…

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After a Living Organ Donor’s Surgery

I wrote this prayer today while sitting in a surgical waiting room as my friend Rivkah Moriah became a living kidney donor, literally giving a piece…

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For My Children as I Enter Hospice Care

This is prayer of contemplation and love for a difficult moment that forces a family to recognize the fragility of life and inevitability of death. It…

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For A Critically-Ill Sister or Brother

This is a healing prayer for siblings, structured like my prayer “For a Critically-Ill Mother.” My prayer “For a Critically-Ill Child” has a decidedly different structure and…

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R’fuat HaNefesh: Healing the Soul (General)

This brief healing prayer is for all those whose hearts ache, those with troubled souls. It is a general version of “R’fuat HaNefesh: Healing the Soul,”…

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Beha’alotcha 5775: Three Quick Prayers for Healing (Revised)

At the end of this week’s Torah portion, Moses says a quick five-word prayer for healing his sister Miriam: “Please G-d, heal her now.” (Numbers 12:13) Here are…

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The Gifts of Our Lives

This new prayer of gratitude includes an alphabetical acrostic. Acrostics were a mainstay of Jewish liturgical poems, known as piyutim. This piece combines the acrostic with a four-part…

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Soul Shine

This new meditation is about allowing our souls to fill our hearts, to fill our minds and to fill our bodies with the radiance of heaven,…

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