Friday, February 10, 2012

Claim the beauty of the Night

Dear God,

We give thanks for the darkness of the night where lies  the world of dreams.
Guide us closer to our dreams so that we may be nourished by them.
Give us good dreams and memory of them so that we may carry 
their poetry and mystery into our daily lives.
Grant us deep and restful sleep that we may wake
refreshed with strength enough to renew a world grown tired.

We give thanks for the inspiration of stars, 
the dignity of the moon
and the lullabies of crickets and frogs.
Let us restore the night and reclaim it as a sanctuary of peace, 
where silence shall be music to our hearts
and darkness shall throw  light upon our souls.
Good Night.  Amen.

--Michael Leunig, A Common Prayer Book
Collins Dove 1990


  1. Hey, friend. I have been to Crystal Bridges. It is amazing!!!!!!

  2. Well good for you Relyn, and it's just an hour and a half from where I live. Plan to go soon.