Loving and Merciful God.
It is Winter;
Let not the coldness enter my heart
And chill my neighbourliness.
Let not the short days
Shorten my temper with all those whom I love.
Let not the darkness
Dim my spirits and close my eyes to your goodness.
Grant me the grace to see the signs of Spring
That I may grow in hope.
Teach me to trust in Jesus Christ,
Who walks in the wilderness with me,
As we face towards Easter.
JH Feb 12