A Winter Prayer

Let us huddle together this morning,

our community a place of warmth in our lives

as we share the flame of hope and connection.

Let us allow the frost of isolation and bitterness to melt away

as we open ourselves to a sense of peace and spirit.

We extend our thoughts to all those who are cold this morning,

lacking shelter or love to keep them warm.

Let us wrap our prayers around them and each other like scarves,

and wish each other safe journeys through the storm.

May we be insulated from fear as the earth is insulated by the snow,

And, like bulbs, may we continue to grow and open inside, despite the cold,

Ready for the spring, to stretch and grow towards justice.