NIGHT PRAYER: Sunday 9/25


How might a Christian pray on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year?
Rosh Hoshana is the Jewish new year 
and we all know the New Year’s routine: 
   looking back on the past year
   and making resolutions for the year to come…
Feel like nothing’s changing in your life? 
Just the same-old same-old? 
Tired of things not going anywhere?
This 2 minutes video offers some Rosh Hoshana wisdom for people of any faith, especially if you feel that nothing’s changing in your life


   help me patient with myself…

Water me with your grace, Lord,
    to help me grow as you’d have me grow…

Help me be patient with how I’m growing,
   how I’m changing – and with how long it takes…

Help me see that my suffering and pain
        are rooting me in solid ground…

Help me trust the roots I’m putting down 
   even though I don’t yet see growth above ground…

And help me be patient with others, Lord, 
    remembering that my growth is slow, like theirs… 

And when the time comes for me to shoot up like bamboo:
   give me the courage it takes to reach for the heavens
      and the faith to give you thanks and praise…

Protect me, Lord, while I’m awake 
and watch over me while I sleep
that awake, I might keep watch with you
and asleep, rest in your peace…


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