Elul Thoughts: Elul 5

A Prayer For The New Year: Rabbi Elimelech of Lizinsk

In this coming year may God guard us From wrong turnings,
From haughty pride,
From hot temper
And unprovoked anger, From bitterness
From evil gossip,
And from all harmful traits.
Let us purge ourselves of jealousy of others, And let us pray that no one be jealous of us,
And may we learn
To see the good qualities
In all those whom we meet,
And not only their faults,
For if we can just learn to do this,-
To see the good qualities in each other, And not only their faults—
How good and sweet and blessed Our lives will be.

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