תפלת הדרך

Phish opens their Summer tour tomorrow in Worcester, MA. Traditionally, in Jewish sacred text, when one embarks on a journey, they recite a prayer for their travelings called ‘the wayfarer’s prayer’ or in Hebrew, תפלת הדרך.

In honor of Phish’s travels, as well as my own personal journey that is about to begin (and is always beginning), I’ve translated the prayer in my own words, and invite you all to recite it as you travel both inward and outward, onward and forward, backward, sideways, long ways, short ways, and everything in between ❤

May this [tour of] Summer 2012 be blessed
with feelings of joy and ecstasy,
with intentions of transcendance and transformation,
with mindsets of wisdom and euphoria,
with aspects of humor and lightness,
with a consistency of positivity,
with an unexplainable sensation from beyond

…….

יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה’ אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ וֵא-לֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, שֶתּוֹלִיכֵנוּ לְשָלוֹם וְתַצְעִידֵנוּ לְשָלוֹם. וְתִסְמְכֵנוּ לְשָלוֹם. וְתַדְרִיכֵנוּ לְשָלוֹם. וְתַגִיעֵנוּ לִמְחוֹז חֶפְצֵנוּ לְחַיִּים וּלְשִֹמְחָה וּלְשָלוֹם וְתַצִּילֵנוּ מִכַּף כָּל אוֹיֵב וְאוֹרֵב וְלִסְטִים וְחַיּוֹת רָעוֹת בַדֶּרֶךְ וּמִכָּל מִינֵי פּוּרְעָנִיּוֹת הַמִתְרַגְּשוֹת לָבוֹא לָעוֹלָם וְתִשְלַח בְּרָכָה בְּכָל מַעֲשֵֹה יָדֵינוּ, וְתִתְּנֵנוּ לְחֵן וּלְחֶסֶד וּלְרַחֲמִים בְעֵינֶיךָ וּבְעֵינֵי כָל רוֹאֵינוּ וְתִשְמַע קוֹל תַּחֲנוּנֵינוּ. כִּי אֵ-ל שוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה וְתַחֲנוּן אָתָּה: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, שוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלָ

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About doriellebrooke

I am (and you are) one part of a very large and lovely whole. (we will continue to) Contribute incessantly to that whole, ensuring the Return that we all long for.
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