14th Day of the Omer

29 Nisan
14th Day of the Omer

 

DISCERN

The Dove of Silence, I prayed:

Be gracious unto me
for I am surrounded by people who wish to consume me.

And then came the day when I was most afraid
and I put my trust in You.

When I surrender to faith,
fear steps aside and I fall silent.

What power do others truly have over my spirit?

Peace is like a dove, gracefully soaring,
silent, humble in beauty.

Help me understand my path, to heed the callings
Of my greatest potential.

 

Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, from Omer: A Counting

 

 

Baruch Ata Adonai Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-olam a-sher ke-d-sha-nu b- mitz-vo-tav, v-tzi-va-nu al s-fi-rat ha-omer.

Praised be you Adonai our God who rules the Universe instilling within us the holiness of mitzvot by commanding us to count the Omer.

Today is the fourteenth day – two weeks of the Omer.