Posts tagged ‘prayer’

Psalms of Protest 7 to 10

Sunday is the first anniversary of the neo-Nazi “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va, which is the impetus behind Psalm of Protest 7. Psalm of…

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On Handing Down a Jewish Heirloom

This is an expansion of my prayer “On Handing Down an Heirloom Tallit at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.” The idea for that prayer came from a member…

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The Largest Prayer

This is a new meditation on prayer, written in three- and six-word lines and inspired by my new Facebook group, Six-Word Prayers. Please feel free to…

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Falling in Love with Prayer

What is prayer? Perhaps an invitation to holiness and healing, bending the light from heaven toward tikkun olam. Have you ever fallen in love with a…

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Dance in the Sky

This meditation began as a flight of fancy, exploring the image of dancing with our prayers and blessings in the vast open space of sky. As…

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Prayer with Wings

This is another prayer of yearning, yearning for the impossible, to know that my prayers have been heard. This is an important theme in my writing.…

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For My Children as I Enter Hospice Care

This is prayer of contemplation and love for a difficult moment that forces a family to recognize the fragility of life and inevitability of death. It…

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Faith to Pray

What does it mean to pray, knowing that our prayers may not be answered? People fall ill. Friends die. Bad things happen to good people. This…

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For A Critically-Ill Sister or Brother

This is a healing prayer for siblings, structured like my prayer “For a Critically-Ill Mother.” My prayer “For a Critically-Ill Child” has a decidedly different structure and…

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The Gifts of Our Lives

This new prayer of gratitude includes an alphabetical acrostic. Acrostics were a mainstay of Jewish liturgical poems, known as piyutim. This piece combines the acrostic with a four-part…

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