Inspiration

Daughters Become Mothers

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May it be Your wish, G-d our Lord and G-d of our ancestors,
Ruler of mercy: that the same way
You have saved me from this great pain
and from the dangers of giving birth,
so too may Your mercies pour forth
to rescue all the daughters of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
the descendants of those who truly loved You, from this danger.
As You have saved me now,
so do I beg You to show me a sign of favor
each time that I give birth. Amen.

—Ancient Hebrew Song

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Inspiration

May This Beautiful World Never End

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םלועל רמגי אלש ,ילא ,ילא
םיהו לוחה
םימה לש שורשר
םימשה קרב
םדאה תליפת

My God, My God, I pray that these things never end,
The sand and the sea,
The rustle of the waters,

Lightning of the Heavens,
The prayer of Man.

—Hannah Szenes (a.k.a. Hannah Senesh), World War II Resistance hero

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Arise in Radiance and Go Down in Joy

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The earth is full of your goodness,
your greatness and understanding,
your wisdom and harmony.
How wonderful are the lights that you created.
You formed them with strength and power
and they shine very wonderfully on the world,
magnificent in their splendor.
They arise in radiance and go down in joy.
Reverently they fulfill your divine will.
They are tributes to your name
as they exalt your sovereign rule in song.

—Ancient Hebrew Hymn, 516 BC

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.