Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

These Blessings

This prayer celebrates the blessings in my life, in our lives. To listen along as you read, please click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.

These Blessings
For the blessings in our lives,
The blessings of our lives,
And the blessings of the people who are part of our lives,
We give thanks.

These gifts heal:
Silence, stillness, enthusiasm and joyful noise.
Awareness, insight, energy and resources.
The gifts of parents and children,
Of students and teachers.

These blessings nurture:
Joy, gratitude, freedom and bravery.
Trust, strength, humor and sweetness.
The blessings of honesty and kindness,
Of faith and love.

For the gifts and blessings of our lives
We sing and dance,
We shout and laugh,
And we pledge our lives in service to each other,
In celebration, in wonder and in awe.

Praised are You, G-d our Maker,
Source of gifts and blessings.

© 2010 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Here’s another prayer with a similar theme: “An Amazing Life.”

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2 Responses to “These Blessings”

  1. Ellie

    Thank you for this simply said yet heartfelt reminder of what is important in life. I also enjoyed your prayer about being lost. Together they’ve offered some clarity in chaotic times. Blessings


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