1152 Mah Yakar: How precious are you

1152 SP

MAH YAKAR: “How precious is your loving kindness, Elohim, and the children of Adam find refuge in the shadow of your Wings of Kindness. Our hunger (for truth) is satisfied in the abundance of your essence, and our thirst (for love) is quenched in the streams of your delight.” 

This prayer is said when a traditional Jewish practitioner first puts on and wraps him- or herself in a prayer shawl, which is like enclosing oneself in a protected space, merging most intimately with the Divine Presence. It need not be said only under a prayer shawl, but any time one wishes to temporarily withdraw from the world and be in singular peace for a short period with the Source of Life.