11 Elul 5774
A Modest Prayer
Embedded in our liturgy is found a modest six word prayer which, if answered, will bring power and meaning to all the rest. In the Orthodox siddur, the six words are rendered in fine print. I never heard them said aloud. They encapsulate, they represent the entire relationship between God and mankind. May this prayer be answered for us now and in the year to come.
Adonai s’fatai… Eternal God, open up my lips that my mouth may declare Your glory.