Tradition & Innovation

Your Weekly Beckoning: A Shabbat Prayer

two girls one taller than the other with hands over their eyes blessing shabbat candles, with kiddush cup and challah in view
In the flickering light, You beckon me.
In the candles’ glow, I reach for You.
In the busyness of the week, I often neglect You.
I forget You.
Yet, You are eternally here with me.
I return to You once again at the week’s end:
I sing Your praises,
I declare Your Oneness,
I welcome the Bride of Shabbat.
I speak to You in whispers.
I stare into the candles’ growing flames.
In that flickering light, You beckon me.
In the glowing light, I reach for You
Together we enter the Sanctuary of Shabbat.

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