On Yom Kippur afternoon, we will be offering for the first time a Service for Healing.
The prayers and music for this service are focused on strengthening our souls at a time in which we may be challenged.
We often associate healing with those who are coping with a physical malady. But the liturgy for the service also addresses other kinds of challenges.
There is a prayer for caregivers who need strength “to care for my loved one with hope, courage, and sensitivity.” There is a prayer for those suffering depression, who “can’t seem to find a way out of the darkness.” There are prayers for aging, for living with a disability, and for coping during a time of loss.
On the holiest day of the year, when we seek At-One-Ment with God, may our afternoon Service for Healing offer spiritual nourishment and renewed strength.
May Yom Kippur be for the Jewish people a day of meaning, insight, and hope.