4 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.
5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.
7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.
9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
We praise You, God of our fathers, for ancient words of worship that resound across the centuries and millennia. Along with all who fear You, we reverently add our voices to these timeless words of the Shema, joyfully affirming that You are the mighty One. May we never forget, and may our children always remember, that You are the God above all gods, and that You deserve our love above all other loves!