A Meditation Before the Omer:
I am ready to fulfill the mitzvah of counting the Omer, as it is ordained in the Torah: "You shall count from the eve of the second day of Pesach, when an omer of grain is to be brought as an offering, seven complete weeks. The day after the seventh week of your counting will make fifty days." (Leviticus 23:15-16)
Ba-ruch a-tah ado-nai e-lo-he-nu me-lech ha-olam, asher kid-e-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav, vetzi-va-nu al sefi-rat ha-omer.
Blessed are You, Our G-d, Sovereign of the Universe, who has sanctified us with the commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.