Shifting Prayer

Be like the sun, O Holy One,
that warms the morn with glowing light,
excites the air to jump and dance,
and grants us comfort from the chill of night.

Be like the rain, O Holy One,
that cools the overheated day,
bathing our perspiring brows
and moistening our clay.

Be like the stars, O Holy One,
that wash the darkened Earth with light,
that raise our gazes heavenward
and glorify the night.

Be like the clouds, O Holy One,
which we cannot control,
that may bring rain, or part for sun.
In either, bring us respite for the soul.

Today I am grateful for physical rain – and spiritual rain – to soothe an overheated time.

Photo by Eric Anderson.

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