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Oh Holy One, I do not know what is going to happen next.
Too much of life seems uncertain to me, and the future is unknown.
I am surrounded by foolish voices: are they foolish, or am I? I fear the worst, and I cannot even imagine what it is.
Help me to discern those things that I can control. Help me to release the rest.
Guide me to mitzvot that I can do. Show me how I can be helpful to others and increase the good in the world.
May I mirror those who do me a kindness, and may I be untroubled by those who wish to do me harm.
Sim shalom, oh Holy One, make peace among us, now and in the coming days.
5 thoughts on “Prayer in a Time of Uncertainty”
Thank you so much. I imagine there have been many people in addition to me, who need this. I’ve shared it on Facebook.
Thank you for for these kind words!
These are disturbing times.
I would like a useful, doable mitzvah and I would like to be brave as I do it.
There are lots of possibilities! Reach out to someone who is hurting. Give tzedakah (every bit helps.) Write a thank you, especially to someone who may need to hear it. Those are just a few possibilities.