No matter how much we cry out to God, "Be thou my vision..." there are times when it will seem as though our lamp has gone out. Any kind of vision that we hoped would light our way has fled and we are left with a troubled heart.
Even in these moments we can find a voice for prayer. Even if it is a sad and lonely prayer, let us dare to let God hear our voice.
O Lamp of God Gone Out ~ Where art thou?
were my Epiphany Star; you were my clarity, amazing gift of my life. Your presence was obvious in the pages of each day. Reflecting on our original relationship I perceive that it was vibrant and alive with possibilities and meaning. I remember how you helped me claim my authentic spirit. From childhood days I had such a longing for authenticity and you were my coach, my star, my gate, my lean-to.
Give me back the sweet innocence of childhood along with the gifted wisdom of my maturing years. I am firm in my resolution that you are still the Lamp of my Life and I boldly ask you to shine through the stark and seeming barren branches of my life--all the way through to the Epiphany Star that is still shining in the core of my being.
Amen from Macrina