Bright Mystery, at this solstice time, where we leave a space to look back and look forward, your mercy covers more than the white frosty sparkle on the leafless trees. Your love burnishes more than the scarlet sheen of hips and berries. Your Spirit of life rejoices more than the confidence of green needles and leaves. Be with all who wish to leave behind their years with the dying things. Cover with your mercy, burnish with your love, and rejoice with new life, as we lay down the year we cannot change, and offer our hopes and fears for the next.
The Celtic Wheel of the Year, Celtic and Christian Seasonal Prayers