Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

G-d’s Morning

A prayer in praise of morning. This piece and the related prayer “Morning Blessings” appear in This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings from CCAR Press.

G-d’s Morning
Calm or wind.
Cloud or sun.
Warm or cool.
It’s G-d’s morning.
A gift.
A promise.
A bird gliding on a breeze,
Singing ancient songs,
That need no translation.
A ray of secret light
Stored for this very moment
Since the beginning of time.

Let us rejoice.
Let us sing.
Let us tremble with love,
While the Artist paints
The sky and the hills,
The seas and the plains,
With the colors of majesty.

It’s G-d’s morning.
Sent as a reminder
To love and to hope.
Sent as a reminder
To celebrate
The glory of creation.

© 2019 CCAR Press from This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings

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Postscript: See also “Before Morning” 

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