Sim Shalom appears in the Amidah and asks God to bring peace to the world.
God, You scattered the divine sparks
so that we may find them in each other,
but sometimes, we forget to look.
We are Your glistening fragments,
Your shards, Your stars.
We stand here before you,
ready to gather the sparks,
ready to illuminate the world
like One holy campfire.
We may be scattered, shattered
but we will glow together, grow together,
we will see each other’s shine
and maybe then, dear God,
we will finally be ready
Barukh Atah Adonai, mevarech et kol ha’olam b’shalom
Blessed are You, God, who blesses the world with peace.
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