Today let me weep,
my heart lies in dry sand
with no moisture to comfort it.
Today let me sleep
that I might rest until,
greed abates and compassion returns.
Today give me strength,
for I will not accept,
the poisoned power of anger,
though I tire and my courage falters.
Today fill my eyes with beauty,
that I might have respite
from the fear and denial
that seems to pervade the world around me.
Today hold me like a friend,
like a loved one,
that I may have companionship,
and know love will not abandon me,
Even when I am lost.
Today sing to me,
Of the blessings I have received
That I might remember gratitude
Rather than embrace despair.