O Come, Beloved, in this night of our travail in which we cannot see; breathe with us, in us, and be the saving arm around us.
O Life-making Word, speak your light in our heartbreaking darkness, and call this word into being anew.
O Borning God, on this night wrap all our understanding in your mystery, shroud in darkness all our knowing of how you are among us, bundle tightly our wisdom in your smallest box, and come to us otherwise.
O Intimate Dawning, bear us through the night, bestow your secret gifts, and birth us into a new day, childlike again.
O Dearest Child, on this holy night gather us around you and draw out from us our deepest love for you and for this world in which you are hidden.
O Loving One, come and be with us.
__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net
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