During the seven weeks from Passover to Shavuot, the period from the exodus from Egypt to revelation on Sinai, Jews count the days and the weeks. Doing so, we remember the journey from the depths of slavery to the heights of G-d’s Holy Presence. Here is prayer to set the intetion for counting: “The Season of Counting.”
According to mystical practice, each week has a theme (and each day a sub-theme) that leads us toward revelation. For convenience, here are links to prayers and meditations divided into each week of Counting the Omer, as well as prayers for Shavuot. The entire list of prayers for Counting the Omer follows below.
Week one: Chesed – Lovingkindness, love, benevolence. They’re listed in my suggested order, from day 1 at the top to day 7.
Week two: Gevurah – Justice, discipline, severity, restraint, awe. They’re listed from day 8 at the top to day 14.
Week three: Tiferet – Beauty, harmony, compassion, truth. They’re listed from day 15 at the top to day 21.
Week four: Netzach – Eternity, endurance, fortitude, ambition. They’re listed from day 22 at the top to day 28.
Week five: Hod – Humility, splendor. They’re listed from day 29 at the top to day 35.
Week six: Yesod – Foundation, bonding. They’re listed from day 36 to day 42.
Week seven: Malchut – Nobility, sovereignty, leadership. They’re listed from day 43 to day 49
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