(February 15, 2021, Boston, JNS Wire)
Experiencing meaningful prayer can be challenging at the best of times. In addition, the pandemic has limited the avenues for meaningful prayer precisely at the moment when our need for spiritual nourishment and anchoring has deepened.
Now, Rabba Dina Brawer and Rabbanit Leah Sarna, who are passionate about prayer, have teamed up to address this challenge with new podcast. PrayerFull is a guided prayer experience aimed at women and men, the regular and the occasional worshipper.
Each episode of PrayerFull focuses on a particular theme, such as renewal, wonder, gratitude, and weave together song, kavanot, and prayers. It is designed both as experiential prayer or as ‘hakhanah l’tefillah’, preparation ahead of traditional style prayer.
Episodes are about 10 minutes long, perfect for the short interstices in between the business of work, zoom, and home.
‘Oh! How I needed this today: the permission to pause, close my eyes, breathe and pray for renewal. And the reminder that every day is an opportunity to start afresh. Your voices and music carried me away to a space for calm, open reflection. Thank you’’ (PrayerFull listener)
In addition to bridging the gap left by the current restrictions on synagogue services and communal singing, Brawer and Sarna hope this personal and immersive invitation to prayer will offer solace, an individual anchoring, and deepening of prayer practice that will in turn enhance the communal experience post-covid.
PrayerFull’s first live event ‘Reconsidering Prayer’ takes place on February 17th as part of HerTorah: ‘What’s to Come?’ series hosted by SVIVAH. Register here.
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