14th Day of the Omer
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.