On Sunday I leave for Israel. This trip is about connecting with people and the land and healing from a raft of losses: my wife z”l, my job, my home. My joy and excitement at how the trip is shaping up are beyond my expectations. Through the power of the web – email, Facebook, my website – I will reconnect with old friends and will meet and stay with people I’ve never physically met, friends of friends, the family of friends and Internet pals who have opened their homes. Some of the trip is planned, some will simply evolve while I’m there. Thanks to the many, many people who have helped along the way.
I plan to continue to post new prayers for the three weeks that I’m gone, but I have no idea what will actually happen. To celebrate the start of my journey, here are links to three prayers about Israel:
- “Israel: A Meditation” – On the love of Israel our people and our nation
- “Jerusalem: A Meditation” – On the joys and sorrows of our sacred city
- “For Peace in the Middle East” – A hope for the future
And here are links to three prayers about travel:
- “For Travel” – A traveler’s prayer
- “On the Road” – For the blessing of meeting people on the journey
- “On the Trail” – The awe and wonder of physical and spiritual treks
© 2011 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.
Please use these prayers. See “Share the Prayer!” in the right hand column. For notices of new prayers posted here, please subscribe. To read four to six mini-prayers each week, as well as notices of new prayers posted to the site, please join the To Bend Light fan page on Facebook.