Monday, December 21, 2015

Time for Renewal

Come, shine on those in darkness and the shadow of death.
Click on the Antiphon above to hear it chanted. 
Light within all light
Soul behind all souls
At the breaking of dawn
At the coming of day
We wait and watch.
Your Light within the morning light
Your Soul within the human soul
Your Presence beckoning to us from the heart of life.
In the dawning of this day
Let us know fresh shinings in our soul.
In the growing colors of new beginnings all around us
Let us know the first lights of our heart.
Great Star of morning
Inner flame of the universe
Let us be a colour in this new dawning.

May the angels of light
Glisten for us this day.
May the sparks of infinite beauty
Dance in the eyes of those we love.
May the universe
Be on fire with Presence for us this day.
May the new sun or moon’s rising
Grace us with gratitude.
Let the whole earth shine
And its waters breathe with Spirit.
Let eternal winds stir the soil of our soul
And fresh awakenings rise within us
May mighty messengers of light
Glisten in all things this day
May we be summoned to reverence,
May we hear the great call to life.

FROM: John Philip Newell, Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), 4.

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