During my Lifeways training, we began each morning by lighting a candle and reading this one special verse. I've recently come back to this verse and have realized that since I first learned it, the words have become much more meaningful to me. As a mother, and a teacher of young children, this meditative prayer carries me in my work. I thought I'd share it with you today.
In thought for a child
In thy breath the light of the sun
In thy bread the salt of earth
In thy ears true words of love
Sustain thy growing, changing life;
That thy spirit's will may work
That thy soul be warmed by joy
That thy body's world be built.
(my boys, I caught their reflection on the quiet lake)