49th and last day of the Omer
May I see the spark of holiness in all that I do.
May the light of God guide me through darkness.
May my prayers strengthen me,
urging me to be present for those who are suffering.
May I become a messenger of caring and compassion,
a partner with God in the work of healing.
May I be guided to fight injustice
and to love peace and harmony.
May God’s blessing be with those who are in my heart,
as I utter this prayer.
May all that is good in life lead me to passion and radiance.
By Your light, O God, may I see light.
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-ninth day – seven weeks of the Omer.