To start this day with joy.
To end this day with peace.
To start this day with longing.
To end this day released.

Live each day with wonder,
With kindness, awe and grace.
Live each day with courage,
With trust, with hope, with faith.

Hold fast to sacred moments.
Hold fast to precious love.
Hold fast to one another.
Hold fast to God above.

Hold courage through the hours,
And humor through the tears.
Hold God above your sorrows.
Hold God above your fears.

To You I must surrender,
Oh God of hidden spheres.
You are Source and Shelter.
To You I pledge my years.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

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Alden Solovy is a liturgist, poet, editor and writing coach, as well as an award-winning essayist and journalist. His work combines ancient ideas with new voices and modern rhythms into a unique range of prayers, meditations and poetry. Find more of his work at To Bend Light on Facebook, Twitter and

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