Modeh Ani - I Gratefully Thank You
Modeh Ani- by Adam Rhine
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Colored Pencils on Arches Watercolor Paper

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“I gratefully thank you, O living and eternal King, for You have returned my soul within me with compassion. How great is Your faithfulness!” A Traditional Daily Prayer

A Jew is commanded to wake up with words of gratitude to the Bestower of life, for life itself. Modeh Ani – I thank You. This sets the tone of consciousness for the day. Gratitude, acknowledging the Source of every single thing we have, be it spiritual or physical, allows us to stay in a state of open receptivity and humility. Each day is a gift and greeting it with thankfulness uplifts the spirit to serve God with joy.

Text from the calendar "Hebrew Illuminations"