Our Jewish tradition helps us mark many sacred acts with blessings. Why not a blessing for voting?
During this Sukkot and as we act to secure a more just immigration system, let us say the Mi Shebeirach, a prayer for healing.
As we bring healing to those in need of strength, May our spirits be filled with the light of You. As we bring hope to a broken world. May our hearts be softened by the light of You. As we bring understanding to those who are suffering, May our arms
Source of Blessing: Our lives are in turmoil our hearts heavy help us to cope with this modern plague we are worried for our families, we are concerned for our communities, our world is on the brink. Bless us with strength. Source of Mercy: We pray for courage to stay
Poet Stacey Robinson: "I stand here, ready to begin again, to follow this road of dust, that stretches before me."
Read this prayer asking for wise and dedicated political leaders who have the imagination and strength to address the problems of our time.
As our world suffers, sickened by this virus - we pray: Inoculate our hearts with fortitude to dismantle systemic racism Inject our souls with compassion to love and then to love harder Mitigate our structures of power against abuse, exploitation, and violence. Protect our siblings, among us and beyond, beloved
This Psalm of Protest is in memory of George Floyd, killed by police in Minneapolis. With a knee on his neck, the officer pinned the unarmed and handcuffed Floyd to the ground as he pleaded for help. This is a prayer against brutality, abuse of power and racism.