Dear God, God of our mothers and fathers,
Renew us this month and this year
Toward goodness and blessing
Toward the joyful
Toward liberation and challenge, as well as
Toward patience and consolation
Toward becoming ever more human beings.
Let us become capable of supporting ourselves,
Our families and friends,
Let us serve our community in dignity.
Toward life and peace
Toward observing our blindness
Toward struggling with our goals
Toward forgiving ourselves and each other.
You brought us near with an intention
You gave us the awareness of the cycles of the moon.
May we use this gift as an opportunity
To understand what you intend for us.
Thank you for inviting us to share your holiness and
This holy moment of the New Moon.
Sheila, I would like your permission to use this prayer in an upcoming workshop I will be facilitating for the Pomegranate Guild. We will be meeting in Elkins Park and will be creating mosaic amulets for Rosh Chodesh Tammuz. I can send you more information as soon as the publicity is finalized.