Prayer WallPost a Prayer
Inspired by the Jewish custom of placing notes in the Western Wall in Jerusalem, this wall is intended to be a sacred space for the sharing of personal prayers. You are welcome to post as many prayers as you like. We also hope that reading others’ thoughts will put you in the mindset of prayer.
We give thanks for the great wonder of God’s creation, for the earth, the stars, the sun and the moon, and for the beauty of your universe with which we are blessed. We are thankful our lives, for the brilliant moments of joy which allow us to soar as the birds, and even for the anguish and pain which somehow seem to precipitate inner growth and change. For all these things, God, we are grateful. Especially, we give thanks for being human beings, blessed, among all the fruits of God’s creation, with minds to reason and seek truth and justice; with souls which can feel pain, ecstasy and compassion, and for the freedom to choose life and goodness over cruelty and destruction; and for our hearts which can love and care and reach out to touch the hearts of our brothers and sisters as together we walk through the years of our lives. -Siddur Vetaher Libenu, adapted
We grieve the loss of lives in Boston, praying for solace and healing. May those injured recover and those frightened find peace. May terror and harm cease. May compassion and goodness increase. Amen.
We pray that the State of Israel, the dawn of our people's redemption, experience security and peace. May the light of our tradition's ideals guide Israel's people and leaders. May those who defend our people's historic homeland find strength, courage, and humanity in their task. May Israel and her neighbors know peace. Amen.
May we see on every day what we usually don't. May we find the goodness and purpose we seek in our daily efforts. May God's presence sustain us when we struggle and humble us when we rejoice. What we miss today, may we see tomorrow.
Joined in community on Shabbat, we come before God’s presence in prayer and reflection, and for celebration. We seek joy and goodness, as we bring to mind the circumstances of our lives and the condition of our world.
We know that our happiness is greater when shared with others. Our troubles seem smaller when shared with others, as well. May we never be too selfish to give, nor too proud to receive, for in giving and receiving we discover God.
Celebrating Shabbat motivates us to fill our days with deeper awareness and gratitude, thankful for the blessings of our lives and grateful for the challenges we face.
Feeling genuine compassion and sadness, all of us cry out for Hurricane Sandy’s victims, for their lives, their wellbeing, and their property and for the flooded coastline and cities where they live. Relieved of the storm’s most serious wrath, we worry for those who need response, attention, and relief. God, be with them in the rebuilding of their lives and communities, their bodies and souls. Reeling from fire, water and wind, may there be comfort and support in confronting that which has been lost.
When fears multiply and danger threatens; when sickness comes, when life challenges us, it is God’s blessing of shalom that sustains us and upholds us: lightening our burden, dispelling our worry, restoring our strength, renewing our hope, reviving us.
This season we seek joy and goodness, as we bring to mind the circumstances of our lives and the condition of our world. We know that our happiness is greater when shared with others. Our troubles seem smaller when shared with others, as well. May we never be too selfish to give, nor too proud to receive, for in giving and receiving we discover God. This season, we are thankful for the blessings of our lives and grateful for the challenges we face.
We pray for common sense and decency, for goodness and dignity.
I pray to be able overcome disappointment. I pray to accomplish something new. I'm thankful to family and friends for their support, and grateful to God for the promise of a new beginning at this Passover season. Amen.