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Prayer for People with Dementia and their Caregivers

Dementia comes

like a thief in the night,

then stays,

a dark shadow,

ever-present,

entwining itself within the brain.

 

Healing Presence,

do not abandon (name of person)

in her time of need

and great distress,

in this time of transition.

Enfold her and her family

and all those who care for her

under the wings of Shekinah,

Bless them with peace, tranquility, calm

in the midst of the whirlwind

of this terrible illness.

 

Healing Presence,

grant strength, patience, and wisdom

to all those who care for her

and for all those who suffer with dementia.

 

Healing Presence,

grant strength, wisdom, and perseverance

to the scientists who work tirelessly

to untangle the web of this disease,

to catch this thief that comes in the night

and takes the mind and spirit.

 

Healing Presence,

while there is no cure,

grant us hope

and healing —

hope and healing for acceptance

of what cannot be changed,

hope and healing for strength

for what lies ahead,

hope and healing

for wholeness, shalom.

 
Prayer

How to Forgive: Opening Our Hearts in Elul

Why is forgiveness so hard? How can Jewish texts help us grapple with this complicated, heart-opening process?

Join Rabbi Vivie Mayer and Ritualwell for an online course on forgiveness in preparation for Yom Kippur. In three sessions during the month of Elul, we will study, connect, and create as we immerse in the topic of forgiveness. 

Wednesdays, 12pm–1:15pm EST, August 8, 15, 22

Register by August 1st and receive 10% off D'vorah Horn's new Teshuvah Cardsa perfect complement to the course!

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