Meditations for the Eight Nights of Chanukah in 2020
Updated: Dec 14, 2020
A Blessing for the first night: Unity
Please keep our minds and our hearts open.
To hear ideas of others even when their message is different from our own.
To open our minds and our ears to other's messages
To find a place of common ground
A Blessing for the second night: Tolerance
Please help us to hear each other's stories
To be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others
To understand who they are, their joys and sorrows
Not to judge, but to always try to understand
A Blessing for the third night: Eyes open
Help us to open our eyes to the beauty in the world
To see the best in people
To see past what they wear, or their shape or skin color or age
And see the the beauty that resides in their hearts
A Blessing for the fourth night: Creativity and Innovation
Help us dig deep within ourselves to find the spark of innovation
so as to continue the work of creation every day. Help us to value what already
exists, but to find ways, however small, to improve our planet and the
living things existing on earth.
A Blessing for the fifth night: Resilience
Help us to be resilient during this unique time. Let us find the strength to
support those who protect the population and care for people during this time
of illness and darkness. And let us remember that there is always light at the end
of darkness, and give us patience to see this period come to an end.
A Blessing for the sixth night: Family
Help us recognize that warmth deep in our hearts, which is the internal glow of family.
We are grateful for families who give us the strength to keep going and make us smile,
even when that smile is hard to come by on some days.
A Blessing for the seventh night: Generosity
Help us find the generosity in our hearts to contribute to the greater good, however we can, whether financially, or of our time or talents. Help us to remember that each of us are
blessed with generous spirits and each of us finds our own unique ways of expressing that
A Blessing for the eighth night: Community
Help us appreciate the special gift which is community and to value our neighbors and
friends who share our joys and sorrows. Help us especially recognize the great lengths to which our community leaders go to keep our communities strong, even in the absence of
meeting each other face to face.
May you and yours be blessed with good health. May your lights shine outward to light the world with your spirit.
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