Speech, the choice of which words we speak, and perhaps even those which we do not, is a tremendous power and responsibility, one we do not always recognize and appreciate. If we think of the times we have given or received a word of encouragement or blessing and compare them with those occasions when we have given or received a careless or thoughtless word, it might help us to realize the influence we wield in the lives of everyone we come into contact with. In this prayer, sung as a cantorial trio, we ask that our mouths be guided not to pronounce words of harm, only of blessing.
Cantor Azi Schwartz, Cantor Mira Davis, and Cantorial Intern Sydney Michaeli
Music: Danny Maseng
Music Director: David Enlow
AV: Oscar Acevedo, Erik van Batavia