Laden with burdens
throughout the week,
weighted down with the cares
of olam haba (this world);
we look forward to sanctifying ourselves,
while basking in the light of Shabbat.
We bring ourselves, heavy-hearted,
casting our burdens upon Your mercy;
we offer up our only gifts to You –
our remembrance, and observance.
Zachor v’shamor, let us
remember and observe;
first to light the sparks within,
and learn to begin again,
after the Sabbath: