Freedom: Breaking the Bonds:
In honor of the 4th of July, we celebrate the birth of our nation when we broke the bonds of tyranny and dedicated ourselves to freedom.
During the High Holy Days we ask, “What bonds do you hope to break in your life today?”
We will discuss the prayer below from our New High Holy day prayer.
Please share your thoughts.
To Break the Bonds of anger,
To be generous of heart;
To break the bonds of shame,
To live with self-respect;
To break the bonds of envy,
To serve one another in joy;
To break the bonds of boredom,
To be attentive to all God’s gifts;
To break the bonds of fear,
To live with courage and strength;
To untie the knots of betrayal;
To love with fullness of being.
To break the bonds of loneliness,
To receive a hand of hope;
To break the bonds of self-centeredness,
To extend a hand of help;
Released from the darkness,
Our people found their freedom at the sea;
And we pray for liberation
At the dawning of this year.