Sunday, September 29, 2019

Happy 5780



"For the Lord thy G'd bringeth thee into a good land...a land of wheat and barley,
and vines and fig trees and pomegranates."
 Deuteronomy 8 7:8 
 
The Jewish new year -- 5780 -- begins at sunset tonight. With this celebration begins ten days of prayer, repentance and reflection. It's a time to recharge, reflect and grow closer to G'd and those we love. It's also a time to pray. As I've written before my congregation's services are long, from three to four hours. The prayers and music are beautiful, but despite my very best intentions my mind wanders. I've found that bringing a list of prayer requests is the best way for me to refocus during the service. I would be honored to bring any requests you have with me tomorrow morning, Tuesday morning and throughout the ten days through Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. 
 
My wishes to all for good health, happiness and a sweet new year, and a heartfelt prayer for peace on earth. 

10 comments:

Mevely317 said...

Wishing you peace and much happiness, dear Carol!
I would be honored if you would say a prayer on behalf of Tom's (cardiac) health … and his own peace of mind.

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is a long service, for sure. Does your temple have a nursery or play room? Bringing your prayer requests is an excellent idea!! Thank you so much for inviting ours! I wish a wonderful year for you! Filled with peace and happiness.

Chatty Crone said...

That is a long service - I think I would have a hard time sitting.

I would appreciate unspoken prayers for my family.

Thank you so much.

sandie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good health, happiness and a sweet new year to you dear friend!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Thank you Carol and wishing you a sweet new year too!
Wren x

Theresa said...

That is a long service but rewarding I am sure! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS for a great new year! HUGS!

BECKY said...

What a beautiful blog. I also stopped by your other blog and left a comment. I'm surprised I didn't already know and follow you...some of my blog buddies left comments right here! Mevely317, Chatty Crone, and Theresa!

Laurel Wood said...

Blessings to you in the new year, dear friend. xoxo

Sandi said...

I love the Jewish holidays. So much meaning in them.

Laurel Wood said...

It's me again.....I do not have your email address but want to share this photo of the "repairman" for the Great Orange Balloon!!!! Can you imagine climbing this??
https://www.ocregister.com/2013/08/22/maintaining-great-park-balloon-is-an-adventure/