Prayer (Traditionally spoken by a woman)
We thank You for this blessed day in Your rest.
We thank You for refreshing and restoring us
by Your Presence here with us this day.
Thank you for Your Holy Spirit here among us
Who has come to dwell with us in Your name.
We thank you for our Blessed Messiah, Jesus,
Who is the Light of this World
Who came to redeem it and turn it from darkness to light.
May the love and the light which You have imparted to us,
radiate through us to the world around us
as we go through this coming week.
These two candles represent our recognition of the two aspects of Yahweh God's creative power in the physical creation and also that in the spiritual redemption, manifest through His two witnesses in the earth, the two Houses of Israel. These candles have been twisted together to symbolically represent the different facets of His glory manifest in us, His many-membered Body, His tabernacle upon earth.
Blessed are You, Yahweh our God,
King of the universe, who brings forth the Light from the earth.
Light the Candles
Blessed are You Yahweh, our God,
King of the Universe,
Who has sanctified us in Your Word,
and given us Jesus our Messiah,
and commanded us to be lights in this world.
(It is a tradition to savour the light of the candles and contemplate their significance)
- How good and pleasant a thing it is:
when God's people live together in unity.
Sabbeth End Prayer
"Praised are You, O Lord our God,
Sovereign of the universe,
who distinguishes between sacred and secular,
light and darkness,
Israel and other peoples,
the seventh day and the six days of labour.
Praised are you, O Lord, who distinguishes between sacred and secular."
Pass the wine around for everyone to sip. As the following passage is said, extinguish the candles in the remaining wine.
Behold, God is my salvation.
I will trust and will not be afraid,
for the Lord has become my strength and my song.
He is also become my Salvation.