[Sinaites embrace the prayer traditions of all nations and all peoples who believe that there is a Creator-God because His Presence and His Handiwork, they experience in the universe and in witnessing the ‘good’ in humanity. We believe that YHWH, the One True God, knows who are the true seekers; many are on the way and those who continue in their quest will surely ‘arrive’ where? What is the destination for seekers of the One True God? We submit this for consideration of our readers, for this has been the end of our journey:
- The place of His Revelation? Sinai;
- His Revelation: the TORAH.
Multitudes who have not heard of nor read the Torah of YHWH nevertheless live the Torah . . . how so? Because according to Deuteronomy and Jeremiah, YHWH will write His Law in the mind and heart of each individual born into life.
While multitudes are still on their journey, YHWH is as He declares:
- and gracious,
- and just;
- He sees the heart of each true seeker,
- and waits patiently as they tread the path of scriptural education
- that leads to knowledge of Him
- and His Way of Life.
On this first Sabbath of March, we feature in a Sinaite’s liturgy the prayers from AMEN: Prayers and Blessings from around the World, compiled by Suzanne Slesin and Emily Gwathmey.—Admin1.]
KINDLE THE SABBATH LIGHTS
based on Jewish Prayer Tradition]
Blessed are You, YHWH our God, King of the Universe, Who commanded us to set aside a day of rest from our workweek, just as You did when you cease from creating; and in the beautiful tradition of Your chosen people, we kindle the sabbath lights as we welcome Your Queen of days. [Native American ] Weave for us a garment of brightness; May the warp be the white light of morning, May the weft be the red light of evening, May the fringes be the falling rain, May the border be the standing rainbow. Thus weave for us a garment of brightness, That we may walk fittingly where birds sing, That we may walk fittingly where grass is green, O our mother the earth, O our father the sky. ——————————-
[TNK/Hebrew Scriptures] ISAIAH 11:6-9
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall feed; Their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The sucking child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den, They shall not hurt or destroy in all My Holy Mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD [YHWH] as the water covers the sea.
[Sinaite’s Thanksgiving Prayer]
For untold joys and blessings that fill the days of our lives, from spring, summer, autumn, to the winter of our years, we thank our CREATOR Who shared His Breath of Life equally with all living creatures, but singled out humanity to be ‘made in His Image’, a privilege and a responsibility we hold dearly till the end of our days. We seek His blessings upon our fellowship and the emblems that represent His daily provisions: this wine we drink, this bread we share, as we welcome the Queen of days, our first Sabbath for this month. Best of all, we embrace and celebrate, praise and glorify, honor and love, the Creator, the Lord of the Sabbath, the Revelator on Sinai Who proclaimed that YHWH is His Name! [Christian] Our Father Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name! Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and leave us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.
THE FAMILY OF HUMANKIND
[Rabbi Elyse Goldstein]
Blessed are You, our God and the God of our ancestors, Who has enabled us to further the generations with courage, and blessed us with new life. Blessed are You, the God of Life, Who has given [us] strength in our difficult hour and blessed [us] with the joy of taking part in the act of creation. Blessed are You, our God and the God of our mothers and fathers, for the miracle of birth and the joy of parenthood, for the beauty and love and the harmony of the life cycle. Blessed are You, the God of Life, Who protects your creatures and gives them wondrous cycles of rebirth.
[Chief Seattle of the Dwamish Tribe] [For] This we know, all things are connected, like the blood which unites one family, All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
HAVDALAH[Lao Tse] The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In business, be competent. In action, watch the timing. No fight: no blame. [The Koran] Remember thy LORD within thyself, humbly and with awe, below thy breath, at morn and evening. and in the nighttime, also hymn His praise at the setting of the stars.
in behalf of SINAI6000 Core Community
based in Baguio City, Philippines —-