prayer of cycles
In the light of every new day
we are reminded of the dawning
of new light in our hearts.
We are reminded of
cycles of renewal;
cycles of light,
cycles of dark.
We are reminded
that after every dark comes light;
that after every light comes dark.
Surely these cycles must be of the Creator.
Our hearts weep when in the dark.
Our hearts rejoice when in the light.
Is our happiness dependent upon
the light, the dark,
or of acceptance of the Creator's ways?
Let us raise our hearts
in appreciation and prayer
of all cycles of dark and light.
The dark as the blessing,
the teacher which brings us to light.
The light as the reward, the motivation
to learn, to grow, to expand;
to know God in the human experience.
Amen, Selah, Om, Namaste, Praise be to Allah.
by Rev. Simeon Nartoomid
June 24, 2002