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This is the first blessing before the Shema in the morning service, we focus our minds on the unity of God. That light and darkness have the same source and is an on-going process in which the exuberance of God’s power can be seen and felt anew each day.

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Hebrew Prayer and Translation

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, יוֹצֵר אוֹר, וּבוֹרֵא חֹֽשֶךְ, עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם וּבוֹרֵא אֶת הַכֹּל.

PRAISED ARE YOU, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of light and darkness, who makes peace and fashions all things.

הַמֵּאִיר לָאָֽרֶץ וְלַדָּרִים עָלֶֽיהָ בְּרַחֲמִים. וּבְטוּבוֹ מְחַדֵּשׁ בְּכָל יוֹם תָּמִיד מַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית: מָה רַבּוּ מַעֲשֶֽׂיךָ יְיָ. כֻּלָּם בְּחָכְמָה עָשִֽׂיתָ, מָלְאָה הָאָֽרֶץ קִנְיָנֶֽךָ: תִּתְבָּרַךְ יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ עַל שֶֽׁבַח מַעֲשֵׂה יָדֶֽיךָ. וְעַל מְאֽוֹרֵי אוֹר שֶׁעָשִֽׂיתָ יְפָאֲרֽוּךָ סֶּלָה.אוֹר חָדָשׁ עַל צִיּוֹן תָּאִיר וְנִזְכֶּה כֻלָּֽנוּ מְהֵרָה לְאוֹרוֹ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ יוֹצֵר הַמְּאוֹרוֹת.

In mercy, You Illumine the world and those who live upon it. In Your goodness You daily renew creation. How numerous are Your works, Adonai! In wisdom, You have formed them all, filling the earth with Your creatures. Be praised, Adonai our God, for the excellent work of Your hands, and for the lights You created may they glorify You. Shine a new light upon Zion, that we all swiftly merit its radiance. Praised are You, Adonai, Creator of all heavenly lights.

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