A single candle in the dark

A Begging Prayer, a Prayer for Light

The Light Eternal where are You?
We are struggling in the dark. Are You hiding from us?
Have you given up, have you decided enough is enough?

But not like this with
Lying- Revenge-Retaliation- Hate-Destruction- Sorrow-Pain- Violence

Some want war. Most do not.
We don’t understand any of this.
We are coming apart at the seams.
Threads of gold wouldn’t even fix this, will not heal this.
Nor will rockets, tanks and artillery.

Will your Light?
If there is a Moshiach, now is the time to show Yourself.
It is our work too, but Hashem it is also Yours!

What do we do, Hashem? Where do we go from here?
Where will we end up?
More dead, more pain, more dread, more hate.
Lives changed forever!

Faith shaken – Your Light has dimmed for many. We are in the dark.
We need YOU now. Will YOU shed some Light?
Will YOU show us the Path, a Path, any Path to healing?

Please send us another way.
Please give the world another way.
Please help us to find Peace.
Please send us your LIGHT, NOW!


About Todd Greenberg

A Jew by birth, a seeker for 60 years. Having realized that all my previous studies and searching brought me back to Judaism as the foundation for my Spiritual practice and my connection to Hashem. Life's love and all that has been challenged in me has been inspirational over the last year to write poetry. Thank you for the opportunity to share what is in my heart and mind.

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