A Sinaite’s Liturgy – 3rd Sabbath of February

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KINDLE THE SABBATH LIGHTS

 

From the heart of the Creator

Who shows His love for humankind

by preparing a universe–

a perfect environment

 to sustain all forms of life;

What better message

and best proof of Divine LOVE

could humanity expect

than His Created world which,

in His Divine providence,

He designed not only as ‘good’

but ‘very good’!

 
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The stage was set

before the the first of humanity

entered the scene.

What an all wise Creator

is our God of Love,

YHWH,

Blessed be His Holy Name!

 

With each setting of the life-nurturing

and light-giving sun,

the Master Designer of the universe

reminds us that a new day begins,

not facing another day to labor,

but winding down to a good night’s rest.

 

And at the end of our six day work-week,

rises the Queen of Days

just as His sun sinks in the horizon

from our view,

signaling it is time

to kindle the Sabbath lights!

And whether alone

or together with family or friends,

we reflect on the

Wisdom of Divine Providence

that fill the days of our lives

with messages of love

from the very heart of our great God

YHWH,

Praised be His Holy Name.

 And as if all that the Creator had prepared

for humankind were not enough,

by His grace

and because of His love for us,  

created beings He made in His image,

He did not leave us ignorant of

His Will,

His Wishes

and His Way —

designed for humanity

to live with one another,

connected always to Him

through His Tree of Life,

His Revelation in His TORAH,

which He gifted to humanity

through His chosen people,

that they might live in peace and harmony

in the Land of Promise,

where their way of life

would be visible to the nations,

so that Gentiles in all nations would be drawn

to His Way,

and to HIM

Who expressed His Will and Wishes

for all.  

Truly, our God YHWH,

has shown His great love for us,

by blessing us with His TORAH.  

Praised be His Holy Name!

 

Psalm 145

 A song of Praise, of David

[revised and combined from ESV and AST]

I will exalt You, my God the King,

and I will bless Your Name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless You 

and praise Your Name forever and ever.

Great is YHWH, and greatly to be praised,

and His greatness is unsearchable.

Each generation will praise Your deeds to the next

and of Your mighty deeds they will tell.

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty,

and on Your wondrous deeds,

I will meditate.

And of the might of Your awesome deeds

they will speak,

and Your greatness I shall relate.

They shall pour forth

the fame of Your abundant goodness

and shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

YHWH is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger

and abounding in steadfast love.

YHWH is good to all,

and His mercies are all on His works.

All Your works shall thank You,

O YHWH,

and your devout ones will bless You!

They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom

and tell of Your power,

to make known to the children of man

Your mighty deeds,

and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.

Your Kingdom

is an everlasting kingdom

and Your dominion endures

throughout all generations.

[YHWH is faithful in all His words

and kind in all His works.]

YHWH upholds all who are falling

and raises up all who are bowed down.

The eyes of all look to You,

and You give them their food in due season.

You open Your hand,

You satisfy the desire of every living thing.

YHWH is righteous in all His ways

and kind in all His works.

YHWH is near to all who call on Him,

to all who call on Him in Truth.

He fulfills the desire of those who fear Him;

He also hears their cry and saves them.

YHWH protects all who love Him,

but all the wicked He will destroy.

May my mouth declare

the praise of YHWH,

and may all flesh bless

His Holy Name

forever and ever.

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All ye Gentiles of the nations, 

all Truth-seekers

and

true seekers of the One True God. . .

Come sip the wine, come taste the bread,

Come share the joy of Sabbath celebration!

We seek YHWH’s blessings upon–

our food,

our fellowship,

and our family.

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“Family is not always blood.

It’s the people in your life

who want you in theirs.

the ones who accept you for who you are.

The ones who would do anything

to see you smile

and love you no matter what.”

[Name your family members:

 parents, siblings, spouses, children, extended family.]

  May their names,

and all our names,

be written in the Book of Life!

May the breath of life

from the Source of Life

sustain and nurture our life

day by day, week by week,

from Sabbath to Sabbath,

until each of us have fulfilled  our function

on this earth, in this life.  

When we know Him,

YHWH,

as the One True God,

then we make His Name known

to those who, like us,

seek Him with all their heart

and all their mind

and all their substance.  

They will find Him,

just as we have found Him.  

Hear O Yisrael,

hear O Gentiles of the Nations:

YHWH is LORD,

YHWH is One.  

YHWH is the Creator,

the Revelator on Sinai,

the God of Israel,

the God of Sinaites,

God of the Nations!

And whether anyone acknowledges Him or not,

YHWH is GOD!

 

 

 

Sabbath Meal

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TORAH STUDY

 
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HAVDALAH

 [Note:  Sonnet 43  was written by  Elizabeth Barrett Browning;  

 we are borrowing her poetry to express our love for YHWH our God, 

but with revisions to suit  a Sinaite’s creed]

How Do I Love Thee? 

How do I love Thee?

Let me count the ways.

 

I love Thee

to the depth and breadth and height

my soul can reach,

when feeling out of sight,

for the ends of being and ideal grace.

 

I love Thee

to the level of every day’s most quiet need, 

by sun and candlelight.

 

I love Thee freely,

as men strive for right;  

 

I love Thee purely,

as they turn [to] praise.

 

I love Thee

with the passion put to use

in my old griefs,

and with my childhood’s faith.

 

[I love Thee

with a love I seemed to [never have lost

despite the passing of time];

 

I love Thee

with the breath, smiles, tears,

of all my life;

 

[And if Thou,

YHWH

so choose to grant me my eternal rest],

 I shall but love Thee

[even to my end in this life.]

 
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SHABBAT SHALOM!

On behalf of —

Sinai6000 Core Community

based in Baguio City, Philippines —

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