Bless me today,
Oh Holy One of blessings,
As I take my heart, my hands and my soul
To do your work,
As I take upon myself the mitzvahLit. Commandment. It is traditionally held that there are 613 mitzvot (plural) in Judaism, both postive commandments (mandating actions) and negative commandments (prohibiting actions). Mitzvah has also become colloquially assumed to mean the idea of a “good deed." of
Love my fellow person as myself.
Guide my heart in kindness, compassion and hope
As I do your work.
Let me not be afraid.
Do not let me become so terrified for my own wellness
That I do not take actions to protect life
And to heal others.
Guide my hands gently and courageously,
As I use them to do what needs to be done.
Help me use my knowledge, skill and education
to help find new answers to unfathomable questions and problems
during this crisis.
Guide my soul to stay connected and grounded
With the flow of life.
Provide me energy and endurance.
May the wings of the ShekhinahThe feminine name of God, expounded upon in the rabbinic era and then by the Kabbalists in extensive literature on the feminine attributes of the divine. uplift and support us all,
And may we rise to this challenge and remember
To serve you and others with joy.
Allow me the grace to return home to my family well,
To spare myself and them this illness.
Help me choose life so that those within my reach
Will be blessed.