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If I Let It: A Kavvanah for Kabbalat Shabbat, by Trisha Arlin

https://opensiddur.org/?p=6224 If I Let It: A Kavvanah for Kabbalat Shabbat, by Trisha Arlin 2013-03-18 06:29:54 Shabbat happens, If I let it. Text the Open Siddur Project Trisha Arlin (liturgist) Trisha Arlin (liturgist) https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Trisha Arlin (liturgist) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Ḳabbalat Shabbat kindling gateway first person 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer
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It grows dark.
I light two candles and drink a sip of wine
And the world changes for one day,
If I let it.

There will be music
And friendship
And food,
If I allow it.

There will be Torah
And wisdom
And God-ness,
If I permit it.

There will be quiet
And napping
And deep rest,
If I open up to it

There will be study
And expansion
And new ideas,
If I consent to it.

There will prayer
And blessings
And meditation,
If I give in to it.

There will be hope
And renewal
And clarity,
If I walk toward it.

If I let it
If I allow it
If I permit it
If I open up to it
If I consent to it.
If I give in to it.
If I walk toward it
The world changes for one day.

Shabbat happens,
If I let it.

“If I Let It: A Kavanah for Kabbalat Shabbat” was originally posted at Trisha Arlin’s blog, here.

 

 

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