92nd Psalm: A Prayer for Shabbat



by Stacey Zisook Robinson

And so we stand
On the edge of this week

Pebbles strewn at our feet
The distance between us an endless heartbeat
The difference like night
Like day
Like light and darkness

Like God
Who separates the days
And brings us
Ever and always
To this holy edge

To this Shabbat

Where we stand
Trembling with effort
Weary from a week filled with
Noise and action and movement
Restless and driven
From one moment to the next
Until we are brought to this edge

This endless and always edge
To this Shabbat
Sacred and at peace
We pause
We breathe
At rest
Separate

Together
With God
Together
With one another
In a flooding of gentle light
The rising of the sun
From one breath to the next
One heartbeat
We stand on the edge and cross into the infinite
As one
Into peace
Into Shabbat

Stacey Zisook Robinson is a member of Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL, and Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL. She blogs at Stumbling towards meaning:  Stacey’s Blog.

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3 Responses to “92nd Psalm: A Prayer for Shabbat”

  1. avatar

    nice – thank you.

  2. avatar

    Truly gorgeous–you have a talent for this!

  3. avatar

    my Prayer,for the state of Israel
    i think of Golda,Meir and Moshe Dayan,amen

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