Friday, May 18, 2018

Blessing for Religious School Students - May 18, 2018

Eternal God, 
Source of wisdom, 
Giver of knowledge, 
Who enlightens our eyes And deepens our hearts with learning and insights, 
Bless these children, 
The children of our community, 
As they continue upon their path of exploration of our tradition 
And heritage. 
Guide them to understand that the lessons learned here 
Through conversations and celebrations, 
From stories and songs, 
Through personal curiosity and communal action 
Will accompany them not only in the days and weeks to come 
But throughout their lives. 
Help them realize that while the future depends on them, 
They do not have to bear that weight of responsibility alone. 
Remind them that the relationships they create with classmates and teachers 
Will enable them to forge connections with new study partners 
Based on the Jewish foundation of gaining new understandings face-to-face and 
Grant their parents and other family members 
The persistence and commitment to support them on their journey 
As they discover how all that they have learned within these walls 
Will be a beacon that will guide them to perform acts of goodness and kindness 
 That will bring greater justice and peace to the human family. 
Blessed are You, Eternal One, our God, Ruler of the Universe, 
Who grants a measure of divine wisdom to those who revere 
The holiness in this world of ours. 

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