Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Unlock Your Heart

heart lockThis is part prayer, part insight, part inspiration. It’s about the yearning for a certain kind of nobility that comes from allowing G-d’s gifts to enter our hearts, the kind of nobility that requires self-confidence, self-care and self-discipline. I use this prayer for the 14th night of the counting of the Omer, Nobility in Discipline.

Unlock Your Heart
Come,
Unlock your heart,
Open the gates
So your soul may enter.

Splendor.

Radiance.

Awe.

Let the spark of holiness
And the gift of humanity
Meet in the core of your being.

Wisdom.

Glory.

Truth.

Let the echo of the ages
And the yearning for tomorrow
Sing a duet of eternity.

Mystery.

Majesty.

Wonder.

Then, dear sisters and brothers,
Your hands will become a fountain of blessings,
And your eyes will become wells of love.
Your words will resonate with Torah,
And your deeds will glorify G-d’s Holy Name.

© 2012 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: Other songs and prayers of the Spiritual Traveler include: “Come Walk,” “Bird is Bird,” “River,” “Soarbird” and “I am Breathing.” Click here for more songs of the Spiritual Traveler.

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8 Responses to “Unlock Your Heart”

  1. Roberta

    I love this piece – one of the bonuses of your work for me is that I can also share it with non-Jewish friends as well. The universal themes shine through.
    Thank you

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  2. lori h. gordon

    Don’t see the link to post ‘like’. Like it a lot, especially the poetic way you arranged the words on the page. And like that your mom listed me as a friend! And David rode the Pan-Mass Challenge! And sent 11 pictures!

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