Lead me

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         By the tender mercy of our God,
                  the dawn from on high will break upon us, 
         to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
                  to guide our feet into the way of peace.

                           —Luke 1. 78-79

         Pay attention to this
                  as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
         until the day dawns
                  and the morning star rises in your hearts.

                           —2 Peter 1.19

         We have seen his star, and we have come to honor him. 
                  —Matthew 2.2

God, lead me.
Your love is my morning star— awaken me;
my north star— lead me from what enslaves me.
I navigate by the star of your love.
I set myself for the long journey.

Give me courage to be led,
wisdom to let you lead me,
to follow and not stray, not turn back,
not go my own way.
Oh, pure star, save me from my own way.

I name those times I followed my own way…
and those times I followed your love…

May I see your star in my sky
and set my face toward it always.
Set my compass, God,
and keep me from straying.
I let go of my need to know the way,
my pride that I do,
my fear that I don’t.
You lead me, and I trust, give thanks and follow.

In stillness I listen for your whisper,
I feel for your nudging,
I give myself
to follow.
Love, lead me.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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