What promises have you made that you later regretted? The first prayer of Yom Kippur and possibly the most well-known, in Kol Nidrei we ask to be free of all the commitments we take upon ourselves. The prayer looks forward to the coming year and asks that we not be held to account for all the promises and vows that we make.
- What are three promises you made this past year, and to whom did you make them? To others? Yourself?
- Which promises have you broken this year? Have you expressed regret or apology?
- Why do you think you were not able to fulfill them?
- What, or who, do you need this coming year to help you follow through?