Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Quick Meditation at Night

earth_seen_from_space_at_night_1600x900This prayer is to thank G-d for the gift of today (this very day) and of tomorrow (the day about to come). It’s another in my series of “quick meditations,” including: “Quick Meditation for Today,” “Quick Meditation at Noon” and “Your Name: Quick Prayer at Dusk.” These meditations are for use when prayer time is brief. To listen along, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.

Quick Meditation at Night
G-d,
Thank you for the gift of this day,
The one ending,
And the one about to begin.
Help me to see the moments and the hours,
Those I’ve spent and those to come,
As blessings, as teachers.
Guide me to service for Your Name’s sake.
Grant me comfort and rest
So that I may return to the new day
With a sense of joy, hope and peace.
Then, G-d of old,
I will become a source of love,
A beacon of wonder, awe and grace.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: Check out: “Quick Meditation for Today,” “Quick Meditation at Noon” and “Your Name: Quick Prayer at Dusk.”

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