A Flamekeeper’s Prayer

By Sage, 2016

From heart to hearth I take this flame
And hallow kindling in Your name.
Light and shadow, holy dark,
I nurture forth this sacred spark.
Blessed is the work of hands:
I set aside other demands.
Blessed is the love of heart:
I turn myself toward gentler arts.
Blessed is the gleam of mind:
I call You and am called in kind.
From candlelight to burning coal
I tend the flame – You tend my soul.