Open, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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Date: 2020-06-29

Last Updated: 2024-06-01

Categories: Weekday Amidah

Tags: 21st century C.E., 58th century A.M., dveykut, English vernacular prayer, Openers, Private Amidah, הנני hineni

Excerpt: An opening prayer for divine communication and closeness. . . .

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In this silence
I do not call to You, my God.
I do not call out at all

Instead, for an instant of openness
I offer, not demand
I surrender, just for a moment

Instead of asking for my needs
or of challenging You, our usual way
I am quiet and available to You

You, You, You
I am here
I am open

“Open” by Rabbi Menachem Creditor was first shared through the Open Siddur Project via the project’s discussion group on Facebook on 28 June 2020.

Contributor: Menachem Creditor


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