Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker
Loving Body Scan with Prayer for Peace in Israel
Scan your body and breathe in love and appreciation through this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with timely words from Rabbi Jordan Braunig, "A Prayer for Peace".
A Prayer for Peace, Rabbi Jordan Braunig
It is possible to pray for peace. Our prayer life need not know our boundaries.
No green lines, no dashes, no subtle demarcations.
Our longings can transcend our political ideologies, cut across our keen analyses.
Earnestness, cast out of our public discourse, still has a place in the language of our hearts.
We have the capacity to pray for the old couple crouched in their stairwell in Ashkelon and the terrified child in his pajamas in Gaza.
We can spread our prayer like a tattered shawl like a billowing canopy like a sparkling firmament over the tired shoulders of these and across the narrow frames of those.
We are not naive, not cowards, nor traitors to pray for peace.
We are told to get in line, to stand with them or to stand with the other,
but we pray to a Holy One who resides in the space between, diminished by their missiles, laid low by their rockets, exhausted, but still listening for our prayers.
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