Previously published in Ritualwell in 2017
Coming Home Prayer
Based on the Jewish Traveler’s Prayer
May it be Your will,
Hashem, my G-d and G-d of my ancestors
to lead me home in peace,
direct my steps, my words, my thoughts in peace.
May I be able to see
my home as the sanctuary it is,
even when the world outside
rages and thrashes.
May You rescue me from every foe,
every impossible boss, every stolen hour,
every lost dream, from all other punishments
seeping into my life.
May You make my life a blessing
for others around me
even when I am anxious,
scared, or sad. Even when
the apartment is a mess or
I feel not good enough. And when
nothing is good enough for me.
Especially when nothing is good enough for me.
May You hear my prayer
because You are a G-d who hears prayer.
Micah went on his way
and told the people:
“Do justice, love mercy,
walk humbly with your god.”
To this I aspire
yet it seems constantly
out of reach.
For your salvation I do long Hashem
I do long Hashem for your salvation
Hashem I do long for your salvation.
Send an angel to protect me,
all those I love,
I have lost too many already.
Hashem will give might
to my nation – the nation on my passport,
the nation of my people, the nation
in my head –
Hashem will grant my nation peace.