Sabbath Prayer

Jewish Liturgy

Passages for Meditation

Only for God doth my soul wait in stillness;
from Him cometh my hope.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, I shall not be moved.

Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths,
guide me in Thy truth.
Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And having Thee
I desire none else upon earth.
My flesh and my heart fail, but God is my strength
and my portion forever.
Wait for the Lord, be strong, and let thy heart take courage.

Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
When many cares perplex me, Thy comfort delights my soul.

My times are in Thy hand, and Thou wilt guide and
sustain me even unto the end.
With Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light do we see light.

This passage from the Jewish Liturgy is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthologies, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow” and “Timeless Wisdom.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.