42nd Day of the Omer
And I said:
Oh if only I had wings like the dove
I would fly away and find a restful abode.
I would wander afar while hastening
to find a haven from the stormy tempest.
And so I pray
that my spirit have the strength to soar,
that my heart have the courage to seek,
and my mind the wisdom to discover,
a life of meaning and purpose.
Grant me, O God,
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 forty-second day – six weeks of the Omer.