Our Preventive Maintenance Plan

Life doesn’t happen to us – life happens through us. Most of what happens in our life could have been prevented. Nothing happens just “all of the sudden” — there are signs along the way that tell us, that this person is no good for us; but we try to make it work and stick it out anyway. That the foods we crave might not be a good option for our health; but we eat them anyway. 

Again (and this is worth repeating) there’s no such thing as “…all of the sudden” or “out of the blue”…”out of nowhere…” etc. — NOTHING happens Suddenly. There is ALWAYS a sign, warning or indicator that s person, situation or thing is – the way that is is. However, because many of us are distracted, we don’t play close enough attention to them. 

The check engine light comes on before a vehicle stops operating; and the low fuel light will illuminate when you’re low on gas. So many times we disregard these signs, thinking we can get by until the next tune up, or we make it few more exists before we refuel. For the most part we do get away or get by it — but why leave it to “chance”?! 

We shouldn’t wait until our car breaks completely down, before we have to have it towed to the mechanic – or wait until we’re completely out of gas before we put gas in our cars. Neither should we wait until things, and circumstances become completely “bad” – before we pray. Praying without ceasing is preventive maintenance for our Souls. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV) – Pray without ceasing / Luke 18:1 (AMP) – Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart

Prayer maintains our connection to God as our Source. So it is vital that this becomes a daily habit. Now I’m not here to tell you what or how to pray: For instance, affirmations are a form of prayer, meditations are a form of prayer, and the “greatest” (in my opinion) form of prayer is that of praise! — My only advice is that you do, what resonates with you; and that you do this often! 

In this way, prayer doesn’t become a “quick fix” or some type of manipulation to get God to do something on our behalf. If we make prayer habitual, it will become our lifestyle, and it is in this lifestyle that prevents not only our Soul from breaking down — but stops “bad” things for happening in the first place. 

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Loving-Kindness within Indwelling Presence

WEEK 7: The Kingdom!

Day 43: May 16-17, 2015                  {Psalm 106:1-5}

Today is the energy of Loving-kindness in Nobility. Like King David – who represents “The Kingdom” – a true King knows his job is to be in service of others not the other way around. Today, manifest your consciousness of service to others with actions. 

~Karen Berg

Today we enter the final week of Counting the Omer for 2015! This seventh week is like Shabbat, a pause, an opportunity to reflect, refresh. We envision the world we desire and pray for, a world at peace. Lovingkindness flows into this final week, blending transcendent and immanent energies. We join our individual compassion with that of others, multiplying its power and bring that combined force into the Presence that dwells within us. What a force for the Good, for the Holy, for the Possible. Let us begin this final week of the Omer with enthusiasm and hope. We CAN change the world.

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 43 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to stating the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 43 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1)Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 43: 

1 Thessalonians 2:13 (KJV) – For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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1 Thessalonians 5:5-8 (KJV)

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

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Dwayne B. NealTeam N.A.M.E.S.
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Discipline & Discernment within Foundation

WEEK 6: Correcting Our Foundation

Day 37: Original Post: May 10-11, 2015                  {Read Psalm 95:1-7}
Today is the energy of Discipline in Bonding. Sometimes it is more difficult to be right than to be wrong, harder to be cruel than to be kind. Today, set some boundaries. As hard as it seems, set them with human dignity and like water the Light will find its level. 
~Karen Berg

Discernment of proper actions is necessary in building anything that will last. The difference between a long-lasting rock wall and a pile of rubble is in the accurate selection and placement of stones and meticulous application of mortar. This is also true in our lives: using careful discernment we can build the foundation for a long-lasting relationship, a robust congregation or a sturdy organization.

When we go through long periods of training, we are aiming for excellence. We examine what needs to improve, set goals, gather our determination and take aim. This process, whether sports or professional skills, music or accounting, is very similar. Discernment applied well, leads to developing a strong foundation upon which a solid future can stand!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 37 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 37 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1) Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 37: 

Isaiah 11:3-4 (ESV)

3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear,

4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

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John 14:26-27 (KJV)

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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Dwayne B. NealTeam N.A.M.E.S.
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Loving-Kindness Within Foundation

WEEK 6: Correcting Our Foundation

Day 36: Original Post: May 9-10, 2015  {Read Psalm 93:12-23}
Today is the energy of Loving-kindness in Bonding. For today, be a channel of mercy, kindness and love for someone who you know needs guidance. Your actions below will activate abundance from above.

~Karen Berg

Tonight we are entering Week 6, which means we only have two weeks left. As we enter this Mother’s Day Weekend let’s all keep pushing to make small changes each day. It’s been a hard, but the promise of the “Holy Ghost” is well worth it!  

Jewish tradition maintains that at all times there are 36 especially righteous people in the world, and that were it not for them, the world would come to an end. Of course, since we don’t know who these people are, it is a good practice to consider each person you meet as one of them. Perhaps the grumpy check-out person at the supermarket is really holding up the world. It may be that your child’s baseball coach, or the librarian, or the teenager hanging out on the corner is one of those special thirty six. It might be your rabbi, your grandchild, or even you. If we treated each person we encountered that way, we could transform the world.

Endless lovingkindness is holding up the foundation of the world today. Celebrate that fact by adding your own unique dose of demonstrating compassion and caring today.

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 36 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 36 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1) Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 36: 

Luke 24:49 (KJV) – And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

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Hebrews 13:2 (KJV) – Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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Indwelling Presence within Humility!

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 35, Original Post: May 8-9, 2015               {Read Psalm 93:1-5}
Today is the energy of Nobility in Humility. One day a man called out a slanderous comment to King David. As his guards moved to put the man in his place, King David said, “Leave him be, if he is saying this to me then I am meant to hear it.” The greatest measure of humility is knowing that the Creator is the voice behind everything we hear. Today listen to what the Creator is telling you.

~Karen Berg

Nobility is sometimes translated as ’sovereignty’. I think of sovereignty as a quality of a wise, guiding leader, not of an autocratic demagogue. Would that all Kings and Queens guided their people that way!!!

Today, we recognize that Divine Guidance is an essential part of all the splendor in the Universe. Consider the latest discoveries in astronomy — dark matter, beautifully colored rotating galaxies, ancient light reaching us. The Psalms are full of these kind of images….read a few today!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 35 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 35 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1)Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 35: 

Malachi 4:5-6 (NKJV)

5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
6 And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

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Acts 17:11 (KJV) –  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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True Friendship: Bonding in Humility

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 34                  {Read Psalm 78:56-72}
Today is the energy of Bonding in Humility. True friendship is a gift and a wonderful tool to maintain humility. Focus on building a true friendship — knock gently on another’s heart and be grateful for the chance to look inside. Friendship is respectful, so allow him or her to be themselves. 

~Karen Berg

Foundation within Splendor

The foundations of our lives are built on our cumulative experience and the knowledge we have gathered along the way. We are all several ’selves’– our most private self of inner thoughts and responses, our ‘family self’, our ‘friend self’, the self we display at work, in the neighborhood or at public events. Each is a response to a different set of expectations, yet each is also based on a Foundational Self–the one that is our ‘bottom line’ of ethical behavior, of automatic caring and of our deepest loves. Today we remember that underpinning of all of ourselves!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 34 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 34 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is a tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1) Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 34: 

Zechariah 2:11 (KJV) – And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

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Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV) – A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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Lag B’Omer: Humility within Humility

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 33, – Lag B’Omer                  {Read Psalm 78:40-55}
Today is the energy of Humility in Humility. Prayer is a way for us to acknowledge the Creator and remember that we are not entitled to anything we have. We take many of the gifts the Creator has given us for granted — we feel we are entitled to walk, to talk, to see, to hear. Today pray for the ability to acknowledge that everything is a gift from the Creator. 

~Karen Berg

Splendor within Splendor

Shavua Tov! Today is Lag B’Omer, the special holiday that is celebrated on the 33rd day of the counting toward revelation. We can find many explanations for the holiday, but I want to focus on how it is marked today – with picnics and outdoor events. We celebrate the diversity of nature as evidence of the splendor in our world. Appreciation implies responsibility. Today, this means responsibility for preserving the diversity of nature so that future generations will be able to appreciate it. Climate change is real. In Israel, Lag b’Omer picnics are usually accompanied by campfires– but this year wildfires are raging. In other locations, lovely picnic groves have become surrounded by dying vegetation. We can, appropriately, look at Lag b’Omer as a call to environmental action.

Rav Kook says: “The whole is constituted of numberless particulars, particular individuals and particular communities…The whole cannot achieve its highest fulfillment except through the perfection of its particular individuals, and the particular communities, whether large of small, of which it is constituted.”

Communities of plants, insects, mammals, trees and humans all count as part of the splendor we celebrate today.

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 33 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 33 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is a tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1) Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 33: 

Haggai 2:5 (AMP) – According to the promise that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit stands and abides in the midst of you; fear not.

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Romans 8:5-8 (KJV)

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

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Dwayne B. NealTeam N.A.M.E.S.
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Endurance within Splendor

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 32, Original Post: May 5-6, 2015 {Read Psalm 78:32-39}
Today is the energy of Endurance in Humility. Think of something that will remind you of your smallness. Maybe it is an affirmation of how grand the universe is, or how perfect a flower is, something that is personal for you, that you can use every day for the next year to remind you that in relation to God we are but a speck.

~Karen Berg

God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and beyond any comprehension or comparison. So it should be an easy “task” to humble ourselves under “Him” (anthropomorphically speaking) – however, our EGO will not allow us to take on the wardrobe of humility. As we humble ourselves, that is when we truly worship God.

Total trust in God is the epitome of Humility. Regardless of what’s going on in our lives Endurance in Humility is knowing that God is the sole provider instead of ourselves.

Today we celebrate our “smallness” within the Greatness of the Almighty God! Knowing that as it says in James 4:10 that if we humble ourselves in the presence of the Lord; He will allow us to experience “high” positions.

Dwayne B. Neal

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 32 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 32 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1) Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 32: 

Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV) – The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

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1 Peter 5:6 (KJV) – Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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Harmony within Splendor

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 31, Original Post: May 4-5, 2015               {Read Psalm 78:17-31}
Today is the energy of Compassion in Humility. There is always a reason why people are the way they are. When you see someone behaving badly, there is a reason, and if you walked in their shoes you might be behaving just the way they are. Just for today, walk in the other person’s shoes.

~Karen Berg

The multitude of individual ‘bits’ of beauty are necessary to produce overall splendor. The notes and rhythmic signatures in written music are simple instructions, yet combined and performed, a symphony result. Smiles between strangers can be meaningless by themselves, but combined, can spread joy across a room, or a city.

Today we celebrate the tiny miracles that add up in our world. When we aware of them, we can help spread their effect, contributing to a better world!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 31 

Every day after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 31 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1) Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 31: 

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (KJV)

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

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James 4:13-17 (KJV)

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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Discernment within Splendor

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 30, Original Post: May 3-4, 2015               {Read Psalm 78:1-16}
Today is the energy of Discipline in Humility. It is our nature to feel that we are right, that only we understand and that no one else sees what we see. Today really know and remember that what we understand and see is very limited and only 1% of reality. There is a bigger picture out there that we don’t see.

~Karen Berg

Discernment is necessary when presented with a wide array of choice. I have been in New York City for the past few days, where there is an overwhelming variety of choices for just about everything! A splendid smorgasbord, but one that could result in paralysis unless it were possible to make choices. We are reminded today that we always have a wide variety of choices available, whether we are in a large city, in a small village or confined to a small, single room. It takes thoughtful, deliberate strength to analyze options and make decisions. It is important to examine any situation in small enough portions to allow us to appreciate the diversity and not be overwhelmed by it.

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 30 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 30 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1) Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 30: 

Nahum 1:7 (KJV) – The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

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Hebrews 4:12-13 (KJV)

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

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