May grace Ascend within us, open our ears, open our hearts and minds to the flame of our ancestors, to the flame off all.

Honoring, celebrating, and remembering to align the calendar, great spirit and the ways we are connected. 

Today’s invocation of spirit interpreted from the Machzor for Yom Kippur
this day of At-one-ment,

for forgiving,

for clearing,

for at-one-ing.)
May the grace of God

ascend within us, open our ears,

open our hearts and minds,

to the flame of our ancestors,

to the flame of the Messiah,

to our people Israel,

to all humankind.
We open to the cleansing energy within us

the Power of purification present in every age:

Let it clear out the debris;

let it wash away our mistakes and our suffering,

so we may truly see, as it teaches,

“I, only I, Self of your self,

erase your lack of faith in your Self,

and I do this to make known

my reality through you.

Your mistakes I will not recall.

Indeed, I have swept away your mistakes
     like clouds blown away,

     like mist that vanishes.

     Turn to me– I have already freed you!”

     For you have been promised:

     “On this day a-mending will be made for you,

     to cleanse you from all your mistakes.

     Before the Infinite you shall be clear.”
Our Power and Power of our parents,

Let us make our lives holy

through deeds of justice, love and joy.

Let us make our part in the Torah.

Let us enjoy God’s world

and rejoice in freedom.
May our prayers

open our eyes and expand our vision,

revealing your divine plan

whose path leads us all to the holy of holies.

May our heartfelt prayers be a conduit

swiftly carrying us to the time

when all Israel, all peoples, serve the divine plan.
May our eyes witness the return of Your Presence

to our lives, to Zion, and to the whole world.

Blessed are You, Source of blessings

awakening the world to your Presence

through our deeds of goodness.
We will continue to offer thanks

to the eternal One,

steadfast Source of strength

throughout all generations,

for our lives which rest in Your embrace,

for our souls which are in Your care,

for the miracles and wonders

which greet us day after day,

Allow me the grace to invite total forgiveness into my heart to wash away all that no longer serves.

Allow me to embrace life in love with all that is.

Allow me your light to radiate through me in a feast of forgiveness.

Wishing you grace and joy and may you allow today to mean something to you.

Love, Mel


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