Revealing Torah, Revealing Me: A Prayer for Shavuot

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Before there was Torah
There was thunder.
Lightning.
The sound of a horn beating.
A mountain and smoke billowing.
People trembling.

The Word arose from sight and sound.
To receive Torah was a moment.
But what of the moment prior?

In which our senses and primal feelings
Called out to G-d above.
Wanting to stay at a distance
But remaining firmly in place.
As if to say:
“I’m scared.”
“I’m ready.”
Reveal Torah.
And, with your blessing,
Reveal me.

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