born within this world today;
Bring you peace.
The peace of morning’s stillness
The peace of new beginnings
The peace of heaven’s kiss
To welcome us to this day
To root us in this day
To free us for this day
That we may grow with the greening earth
That we may grow from the ground of glory
That we may grow in grateful wonder of you
Gracious Giver of this day
Great Giver of this new day.
John Philip Newell,
Praying with the Earth; A Prayerbook for Peace