Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

In This Turning: A New Year’s Day Meditation

Fireworks-4-897x1024This is a New Year prayer about love. Why? Those of us who are alone yearn for a partner. Those of us who are in relationships need to nurture them with joy and love, hope and adventure. We can all use a few fireworks! To adapt this meditation for singles or couples, use either “me” or “us,” shown in [brackets].

In This Turning: A New Year’s Day Meditation
Darkness and grace
Mourning and thunder
Light and rejoicing
Daybreak and open sky

Here I surrender
To the chance for love
Your warm breath
Your loving hands
The fire in your eyes
The hope in your heart

What gifts wait in this turning
To you
To myself
This joy
This adventure

What gifts wait in this turning
And this yearning
This new year
This new wonder

Let blessings rain down
Upon [me/us] from heaven
And let hope settle softly
Upon this open heart

Let this be the time to sing
To dance
To play
And to delight in another

© 2012 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Here’s another prayer “For the New Year” and a meditation called “Another Year: An Introspection.”

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