A prayer for the summer solstice ~
Great Spirit of the sun,
On this dawning of a new day
we turn our faces toward your radiance,
looking for your grace to shine upon us.
Creator of Light,
may your fire burn within us,
extending warmth to all
with whom we connect this day.
On this longest day of the year
we celebrate life, abundance,
fertility, growth, fruitfulness, ripening,
colour, strength, vitality, and richness.
We also celebrate this day with the
indigenous peoples who have called
this place home long before settlers arrived.
We pray that we might be good neighbours,
good listeners, and good allies as we
pray together for reconciliation,
for justice, and for the earth
we all call home.
Let us rejoice in this longest day of light!
- Wendy Janzen
Reflections, poetry, prayers, photos, and resources written by Wendy Janzen unless otherwise noted.