A Shabbat Eve Meditation

Woman facing sunset in boat

We are here,

Together,

As one.

 

One people,

One community.

 

We’ve joined

To share in this treasured moment together.

As we transition from the hectic demands of life and daily routines,

 

We are invited to leave the week behind.

Let go of what has been,

Let go of what will be,

And enter a place of stillness, a sacred space and time.

 

As the sun begins to set,

Breathe in the glow of the sunset, and pause,

Breathe out the stresses of the week,

Breathe in the calm of nightfall, and pause,

Breathe out and feel a sense of release.

Breathe in the radiance of the moon and stars, and pause,

Breathe out all thoughts of doing,

And become one with this present moment.

Feel the warmth of relaxation wash over you.

 

Breathe in the radiant light, and pause,

Feel your mind become open and unfettered.

Breathe out and feel your soul become freed to soar to new heights,

 

Breathe in the calm, and pause,

Feel yourself surrender,

Breathe out everything and focus only on Now.

And feel your body, mind, and soul become whole and at peace.

 

Now we are finally ready,

To graciously accept this present from our loving Creator,

To embrace God’s gift of rest and rejuvenation,

To turn our complete attention toward Shabbat

To savor all that Shabbat provides,

And become enveloped by holiness,

 As we breathe in

And out once more,

We pause,  

And welcome in the Shabbat Bride.

Prayer

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