Prayer for the New Year

Priestly Blessing

May you find the courage to apologize to those you may have hurt with words or deeds.

May you find the courage to apologize to God for mistakes you may have made either intentionally or unintentionally

May you be imbued with the wisdom to understand why you made those mistakes

And may you find the strength to utilize that understanding in order to

Learn how to never repeat those same mistakes again.


                                                                                                              September 28, 2017

                                                                                                              8 Tishrei 5778

                                                                                                              Chaplain Tamar






“I Could Feel It”

Holding hands in prayer

My patient had dementia


But never forgot God;

When we held hands to pray,

Our hands quietly and gently electrocuted one another.

When we had finished our prayer,

My patient responded in deep compose, eyes shut, “I felt it.”

Not knowing what had just happened, I looked at my patient and responded in amazement, “God is amazing.”

Thank you, God, for giving my patient and myself that incredible gift!

Chaplain Tamar



Hide & Seek


Dear Creator of All That Was, Is, and Ever Will Be,

Every day we see how so many have turned away from You,

Ignoring every one of Your sunrises and sunsets,

Ignoring the importance of every bird, bug and bee that You’ve gifted us with,

Ignoring Your blessings both knowable and unknowable,

As if You and all Your blessings are hidden.

Dear God, we ask that You open the heart and soul of every human being who has turned away from You,

Help them seek and find You

And Your many blessings,

So they may discover Your love, light and healing,

And the holiness of all life,

Such that humanity seeks and finds only peace with one another,

With every bird, bug and bee,

And within every sunrise and sunset.

With humble grace and thanks in our hearts, we thank You;

And together we say:


Chaplain Tamar


Prayer for Strength

Praying hands

Dear Lord,

As we stand here before You

We thank You for every blessing that You bestow

Upon us and our loved ones each and every day.

With humble grace in our hearts

We ask that You continue to bestow these beautiful blessings upon us,

And we ask that You strengthen us and our beloved <name>

For <name> is struggling with the challenges that are meeting him/her these days.

For listening to our prayer,

And knowing how best to answer us,

We thank You.

And together we say:


Chaplain Tamar




Today as I visited my patients

And their families,

I prayed amid

Tears of healing,

Tears of loss, and

Tears of hope.

The water,

So cleansing,

The salt,

So purifying

As they made their way

Down the faces

Of us all.

Oh, Lord,

Thank you

For every tear,

For it is these tears

That strengthen us

And transform us

Into the souls

You intend us to be.


Chaplain Tamar