Opening Sacred Gesture
(e.g. lighting a candle, deep breaths, intoning sound, body gesture)
Both comfortable and uncomfortable is my daily path this day Creating One, as I live with hope and anxiety between what is and what is still to become.
May my daily speech be more than a collection of old words, addicted to habits of thought.
Come and awaken me, Spirit of the New; Refresh me, Spirit of Hope.
You who make all things new, inspire me to new places of Life and of eager work, for I am too alive to be stagnant or to live in the past.
Tall are the walls that guard the old.
All change is a danger to the trusted order; but still the New creeps in, spreading among the cracking foundations.
I give thanks for the New I see, the New I experience, the New I am becoming.
Come, You who are forever-new and expand my heart with Hope.
Set my mouth, my hands, my feet, and my soul on fresh paths this day.
Inspire me to speak life-giving words and to creatively join You in giving shape to the New.
Teach me how to live with Hope and to dance along the new path that is mine this day.
Closing Sacred Gesture
(e.g. extinguishing candle, deep breaths, intoning sound, body gesture)