7th Day of the Omer

22 Nisan
7th Day of the Omer

 

DECIDE

Today I decide
to turn my eyes toward wonder,
so that I may see the expanse before me.

Today I decide to see the possibility of my life,
so that I may open my mind to greatness.

Today I will do one kindness,
so that my heart may become more loving.

Today I will pause to consider,
so that my life may become more deliberate.

Help me, dear God, to step
firmly upon a path of consequence
so I may make my life a prayer
of goodness and mercy, splendor and light.

I ask for a life of meaning,
a sense of purpose.
Today I decide.

 

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 seventh day – one week of the Omer.