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A PRAYER AT DAWN
Dear God of Light,
Dawn has arrived
Painting a rainbow of many colors
Against an opening sky.
Hold me close
As day breaks away from darkness
And my footsteps falter.
Help me to seek wisdom and understanding,
To return deeds of kindness
And comfort a small child.
I am only a breath in time
Riding with the sun.
Remind me, please,
To walk gently
Into this new light.
An excerpt from "Bedside Prayers,"
by June Cotner
May I so live the life of love
this day that all those with whom I have
Anything to to do may be as sure of love
in the world as they are of the sunlight.
The God of Israel has spoken. The Rock of
Israel said to me, 'When one is right and
good in ruling over men, ruling in the fear
of God, he shines on them like the morning
light. He is like sunshine on a morning with-
out clouds. He is like rain that makes the
new grass grow out of the earth through
sunshine after rain.'
2 Samuel 23: 3-4
The Holy Bible
New Life Version
Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures,
especially through my lord Brother Sun, who
brings the day; and you give light through him.
And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor!
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
From "Canticle of the Sun"
St. Francis of Assisi
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and
dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch or grapes as if
if had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1542)
For the Lord is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold
who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, How blessed
is the man who trusts in You!
Psalm 84: 11-12
New American Stand Bible
O God, Creator of Light:
at the rising
of your sun this morning,
let the greatest of all light,
rise like the sun within our hearts.
Armenian Apostolic Church
Excerpted from "Bedside Prayers,"
by June Cotner
May the Great Mystery make
sunrise in your heart.
Sioux Indian prayer
And now, the Last Word:
Arise! Shine! for your light has arrived,
and the glory of Hashem shines upon you.
Isaiah 60: 1
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorah Publications, ltd., 2005