Shabbat is set aside and there are many sights, sounds and tastes for us to enjoy at home, or wherever we may be. Right now I am inclined to share the English translation of one of my favorite sights and sounds.
Adon Olam is a powerful prayer, by sight (reading) and by sound (listening). It is available for us all, for all time.
This translation is from the Artscroll Children's Siddur by Shmuel Blitz, with precious illustrations by Tova Katz:
Master of the Universe,
Who was always King,
even before anything was created,
When nothing will exist anymore,
only He will rule.
Hashem always was here,
Hashem always is here,
and Hashem will always be here.
Hashem is the only One,
there is no other god.
Hashem has no beginning and no end,
Hashem is amazingly strong.
Hashem is my God, and my Redeemer,
He helps me in my time of trouble.
I am safe with Him,
He is there when I call to Him.
He watches over my soul when I go to sleep,
and when I wake up in the morning.
Hashem is always with me,
and I shall not be afraid.
Enjoy the Artscroll Shabbat Blessing page
and the following quote from page 10:
"The highest level of prayer
a person can reach is to
pray like a young child."