Spirit of God, shine into my darkness.
Help me to see and use your gifts
in the time I have left:
the balm of compassion,
the energy and spark of creativity,
the boundless possibilities of faith.
But above all, love.
Let me hold it gently like a precious jewel;
gaze into its fathomless depths
as into the eyes of an old friend;
seeing myself reflected there.
Joyfully accepting your invitation
into the whirlwind dance of eternal being,
where no words are needed,
all masks removed,
and our whole selves
are as one with you.
– J Sigrist, Cold Ash Retreat Centre 28.2.19