This prayer dreams of messianic times, while making the bold assertion that holiness is already here, that holiness is already waiting and that holiness has been here since the moment of creation. And so, this is the prayer I’ll read on Shabbat Breisheit 5774. It was also the prayer I selected to represent Malchut sh’b’Malchut, the Nobility in Nobility, the last night of Counting the Omer, 5773. To listen along, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows. This is a link to “For Creation,” the prayer I posted for Breisheit 5773.
This is the Place
This is the place where the beginning and the ending meet,
Where the vast sky greets the firmament of heaven,
Where the finite and the infinite touch,
Where the breathing in becomes the breathing out.
This is the place where darkness meets the light,
Where mourning surrenders to rejoicing,
Where what we are summons what we may become,
Where all hearts beat together in joy.
Oh to see so clearly.
Oh to live so gently.
Oh to be so simply.
Oh to love so sweetly.
This is the place where holiness can be held,
Where mystery shimmers and eternity shines,
Where the core of the earth burns with the fire of starlight,
Where majesty rises like the sun
In radiant brilliant luminous wonder.
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