I find it hard to spiritually and psychologically connect to the Rosh Hashanah prayers. It can feel hard to turn the act of reading words into a spiritual experience. Added to this, the words in the prayers can feel distant depending on how much the prayer book resonates with your personal sensibilities. After the holiday, it is easy to feel that you completed a lot of reading but missed the spiritual experience of the holiday.
To help myself connect to the prayers this year, I collected a few sentences from the Rosh Hashanah prayers that I feel are particularly meaningful. I made “prayer cards” that I could print and cut out into “cards” to hold and read during the high holidays.
May these Rosh Hashanah Prayer Cards support you.