Aug 9, 2013

Prayer: As clay takes form

Here’s a Jewish prayer inspired by Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Isaiah 64:8.

Prayer
(inspired by Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Isaiah 64:8)

As clay takes form in a potter’s hand
So do we in Yours.
Mold us into human form.
You are the potter; we are but clay.
As words are shaped by a poet’s hand
So are we by Yours.
Make us Your song.
You are the singer; we are Your work
As threads are patterned by a weaver’s hand
So are we by Yours.
Weave us into Your plan, O God.
We are Your people; You are our King

~ traditional Jewish prayer, recited on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah.