Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

For Winter

IMG_4926Here’s a prayer for the season that appears in my CCAR Press Book, This Grateful Heart. Other seasonal prayers that appear in This Grateful Heart include: “For Spring,” “For Summer,” “For Autumn” and “For Rain.”

For Winter
Cold and dark,
Night overtakes day,
Frigid air settles over the earth.
The land waits while Your creatures rest.
Then, a shift.
Small, imperceptible,
The days begin slowly lengthen
And mornings surrender to light.
Bless this day, God of seasons.
Bless the winter with rest, renewal and love.
Be present with us as we prepare
For another cycle of seasons
With dignity and purpose.

God of time and space,
May this season be a blessing and a teacher.
Make me like the long, deep night,
A blanket of solace and comfort.
Make me like the returning sun,
A source of quiet hope.
Bless my days with service and my nights with warmth.
Make me like a new day
Dawning from the darkness.

© 2017 CCAR Press from This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day

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Postscript: Other seasonal prayers that also appear in This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day include: “For Spring,” “For Summer,” “For Autumn” and “For Rain.”

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