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Tradition & Innovation

Acceptance

By Charu Colorado
person praying outside wearing a tallit

I find the crumbs
deep inside the nest
I hold them in my hand and laugh
Before casting them into the river
I whisper a wind prayer
that moves the leaves
and causes the shapes of sky to dance
in the summer breeze
The afternoon sun filters my thought
as the fine dust of reason
ponders and holds me
like a wrapped tallit
I declare my acceptance
of this final consequence
Tonight new stones will appear on my doorstep

Poem

Ingredients of Prayer: Writing Contemporary Liturgy

What makes a prayer a prayer? What are the varieties of ways to encounter prayer in our daily lives and make it our own? How do I write my own prayers? Join acclaimed liturgist Alden Solovy in a playful and inquisitive exploration of the ingredients of prayer. Connect with other seekers and write your own prayers in a safe and supportive environment. Classes meet online through Zoom and begin October 16th. All are welcome!

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