The Book of Blessings by Marcia Falk. I jumped at the chance to acquire a copy of a book that has long been on my wish list.
As if in synch with #BlogElul, the book – full of poems, blessings, and
prayers – arrived today, when the daily prompt is “pray.” How fitting.
It is late and I am tired, but even a quick perusal of the book’s pages
tells me it overflows with spiritual beauty and sustenance. Its words, carefully strung together, form an intricate lattice that helps us reach our
souls, our hearts, our God.
There is much exploring to do amidst its pages, but tonight, now, this is
the blessing I pray:
Blessing Before Going to Sleep
on my lids,
on my limbs,
I call to mind
of the day—
of this day—
and give thanks.
Ima on (and off) the Bima
, this #BlogElul post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew
month of Elul, which precede the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally
serve as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.