Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

For Jerusalem

Please pray for the City of Peace. To listen while you read, click on the triangle in the bar below (website only). The text follows.

Jerusalem: A Meditation
Jerusalem,
You are mystery and wonder,
Secrets hidden and secrets revealed.
You are beauty in the hills
And holiness in stone.

City of Peace,
Why are you still besieged by nations?
Why are you held hostage from within?
What errant flight has the white dove taken?
What mission of love and mercy
Has drawn her away
Leaving us to weep, broken-hearted?

Jerusalem,
You are prayers and echoes,
Questions without answer,
Yearning and hope,
Radiance and splendor.

Jerusalem,
You are my journey and my destination.
You are my longing.
You are my sorrow.
Will you be my consolation?

Postscript: I’ve reposted this prayer after today’s bus bombing in our sacred city. This meditation was first posted December 20, 2010.

© 2010 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

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