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Omer Day 14: Unlock Your Heart

By Alden Solovy

This is part prayer, part insight, part inspiration. It’s about the yearning for a certain kind of nobility that comes from allowing G-d’s gifts to enter our hearts, the kind of nobility that requires self-confidence, self-care, and self-discipline. I use this prayer for the 14th night of the counting of the Omer, Nobility in Discipline.


Unlock Your Heart
Come,
Unlock your heart,
Open the gates
So your soul may enter.

Splendor.

  Radiance.

    Awe.

Let the spark of holiness
And the gift of humanity
Meet in the core of your being.

Wisdom.

  Glory.

    Truth.

Let the echo of the ages
And the yearning for tomorrow
Sing a duet of eternity.

Mystery.

  Majesty.

    Wonder.

Then, dear sisters and brothers,
Your hands will become a fountain of blessings,
And your eyes will become wells of love.
Your words will resonate with Torah,
And your deeds will glorify G-d’s Holy Name.


© 2012 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com. All rights reserved. Image by D'vorah Horn from her set of Omer Practice Cards (2016).

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