Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Morning Blessings-Blessing #10: The Ground Beneath

Every morning, a set of 15 blessings is recited to express our thanks to God for all the things that we, as healthy human beings, are capable of doing.

Ba’ruch Ah’tah Ah’doh’nai Eh’lo’hay’nu Melech ha’o’lam rokah ha’aretz al ha’mayim.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who spreads the earth above the waters.

When the world was created, it was all water. God split the water and made the heavens. Then God created land in the midst of the water, forcing the oceans to recede. The very fact that we have land on which to live is something for which we must be grateful.

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