Bearer of mystery,
Lover of life,
Presence born of Earth and Spirit;
In these short days
and long nights of the New Year
we cautiously seek signs of hope
despite the unmooring we've
experienced in the past days and months.
As we venture tentatively forward,
guide us with your gentle hand.
In our uncertainty,
be our grounding.
When we are overwhelmed,
let us find solace in the cycles of
creation and the seasons.
Remind us that winter is
always followed by spring,
and death is followed by
Help us to see you in the
everyday beauty of sunshine,
kindness, and compassion.
Expand our vision
and our hearts.
First published in The Unmooring journal.
Reflections, poetry, prayers, photos, and resources written by Wendy Janzen unless otherwise noted.