Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

For Winter

A prayer for the season. To listen along as you read, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.

For Winter
Cold and dark,
Night overtakes day,
Frigid air settles over the earth.
The land waits while Your creatures rest.
Then, a shift.
Small, imperceptible,
The days begin slowly to get longer
And the darkness surrenders to light.
Bless this day, G-d of seasons.
Bless the winter with rest, renewal and love.
Be present with us as we prepare
For another cycle of seasons
With dignity and purpose.

G-d of time and space,
May this season be a blessing and a teacher.
Make me like the long, deep night,
A blanket of solace and comfort.
Make me like the returning sun,
A source of hope in the darkness.
Bless my days with service and my nights with warmth.
Make me like a new day
Dawning from the darkness.

© 2010 Alden Solovy and http://www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: Other seasonal prayers include: “For Spring,” “For Summer,” “For Autumn,” “For the New Year” and “For Rain.”

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