"Bless the sky that holds the light and life of the sun and the promise of rain...
Bless the moon with her calm and her dreams.
Bless the waters of the lake, and the earth that is strong under our feet.
Bless the east where the sun rises and the west where it goes to rest.
Bless the north from where the snows come, and the south that brings the spring.
Bless the wind who gives us our name.
O Blesser of all blessings, we thank you."
-- Madeleine L'Engle, An Acceptable Time. NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1989, p. 219.
Madeleine L'Engle was a marvelous writer, most known for the young adult novel A Wrinkle in Time, but she wrote many more wonderful works, including some on the Christian religion, such as the very enjoyable Penguins and Golden Calves.