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Winter Prayer


In the turning of the natural world back towards light,

may we so turn.


May we be grateful for what we have,

and mindful of the refugee, the battered, the widowed, the abandoned. 

May we realize when we have enough and share the rest.


May we take risks and love without expecting anything in return.

May we respond to others with compassion instead of judgment.

May we sit with those who are hurting or lonely and be present.


May we realize that all of us are fearful, struggling, and have dreams.

May we talk through disagreements instead of cementing divisions into place.

May we be so open to others that they surprise us every day.


May we breathe slowly in the coming year.

May we walk through nature and listen.

May we be mindful of our heart and its leanings. 


May we be creative, brave, and caring.

May we dance when the day’s work is done.

May our lives exceed our expectations, but not our love.


Copyright © 2018 Mark Liebenow


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