This morning, I climbed up to Window Rock to conduct a sunrise service. As the trail led steadily upward the sun began to peak above the horizon, behind some clouds. My thoughts wandered and my heart grew light as I realized it was at this moment that the creation repeated itself.
Indeed I witnessed as it is written: “In the beginning…..” I prayed my personal prayers silently as I climbed upward. The words of the prayers came slowly as the beauty of the new day unfolded.
At the top of Window Rock, I was greeted by a Rayado Crew and began the service. Their eyes were all fixed, but soon became squints as the sun in all its glory flooded the rock and everyone felt the prayers and from each heart came a silent personal prayer.
May it be Your will Hashem to bring about love, brotherhood, peace and fellowship. Cause us to have many students to spread Your word; grant us long life and everything for which we hope; appoint our portion in Paradise. Establish for us good friends, and by a good impulse in this, Your world, that, when we rise, may we find daily our heart waiting to revere Your holy name; and let the satisfaction our soul’s desire be graciously granted by you.