This short prayer incorporates the theme of the morning blessing Asher Yatzar, thanking G-d for the complexity of the human body. To listen along, click on the triangle in the bar below (website only). The text follows.
My body is a mystery.
So strong, so fragile.
It can suffer great pain,
Endure to reach triumph,
But a small moment can bring collapse and death.
My body is a mystery,
A gift of intricacy and beauty.
Endowed with the ability to take light and air and food
And make them into energy and action.
What then is my life?
How then will I use this gift?
I will thank You for Your kindness and abundance.
I will treasure the moments of strength and vigor.
I will surrender to moments of weakness and distress.
G-d, who provides sustenance and health,
You are the Source of Life.
© 2011 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.
Postscript: Here’s another alternative for use in morning prayer, “Morning Blessings.”
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