Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Father’s Meditation

Here’s another prayer written with my own children in mind. To listen along, click on the triangle in the bar below (website only). The text follows.

Father’s Meditation
Gracious and Compassionate One,
Mother of the Universe,
Father of Life,
Source and Shelter,
Hear this prayer:

My children are Yours,
To guide and protect with Your strong hand,
To nurture and care with Your outstretched arm,
To hold and heal with Your loving ways.
Grant them vitality and fortitude
As they build lives of their own.
Fill their days with friendship and hope,
Joy and adventure,
Thanksgiving and peace.
Ease their burdens and relieve their struggles.
Grant them years of prosperity and serenity,
Wisdom and courage,
Gratitude and wonder.
May they enjoy the fruits of Your creation
In service to Torah and our People Israel.

Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d,
G-d of our ancestors,
G-d of generations.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Another prayer that I wrote for my daughters is called “For Bereaved Children.” And here’s a parent’s prayer for when “My Child Leaves Home.”

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2 Responses to “Father’s Meditation”

  1. Noella Poinsette

    I just found your prayers a few days ago – love them. Today I was hoping to find one for the death of a newborn baby; maybe you could write one for such a time. It could perhaps bring solace for many. Thanks!

    • tobendlight

      Noella, my condolences on this tragic loss. May you find comfort in friends, family and the G-d of your understanding. I will meditate on this as a topic for prayer. Alden


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