In just a few hours, Jews and our loved ones will gather round the seder table and begin the story of our Exodus from slavery. Holy One, guide our steps on the path to freedom. Calm our trembling hands so we can embrace those who need our strength to carry forward. Open our hearts to the grandeur of this awesome moment. Source of Freedom, may we never take for granted the anguish of our ancestors and the humiliation of slavery. May we have the courage to uplift the weary, to drink from the waters of freedom, to remember that with liberation comes exquisite responsibility to rip the shackles from every enslaved soul, to remove every stumbling block from human dignity and equality, to live a life of service and purpose. Tonight, let's make freedom ring across the planet.
Shiru L'Adonai Shir Chadash: The time for a new song of righteous love for one another and the planet is upon us. Amen.
(Composed by Rabbi Michael A. Latz)