Open the Gates

Found In: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

Tags: teshuvah

A prayer for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and all the days in between. Originally created for Erev Rosh Hashanah services at OneShul.org, 5773.


Open the gates of our hearts
Open the gates of our minds
Open the gates of our spirits
So we may find our way to your Presence
פִּתְחוּ־לִי שַׁעֲר

Open the gates of our compassion
Open the gates of our empathy
Open the gates of our ecstasy
So we may be worthy to enter the Holy of Holies
פִּתְחוּ־לִי שַׁעֲר

Open the gates of our eyes
Open the gates of our hands
Open the gates of our will
So we may do your work in the world
פִּתְחוּ־לִי שַׁעֲר

Open the gates of prayer
Open the gates of repentance
Open the gates of teshuvah
So we may remember that we are Yisrael
פִּתְחוּ־לִי שַׁעֲר