who broods over the sleeping world,
As we sleep this night,
restore the garment of our self respect
and remake us in your beauty.
Renew in us as we sleep
The stillness of our being,
and soundness of our souls,
And bring to dawn our wholeness.
- Ray Simpson, Lindisfarne.
Love this. It's an excerpt from last night's Celtic Service at Christ Church Cathedral. I attend this 20 minute service every Wednesday night with my mom, and I like the blessings and prayers which somehow acknowledge universal beliefs. This prayer is not expressly Christian, but rather more spiritual. There is no one "right" religion, after all. "Great Spirit" could be God, Buddha, Gaia...whatever entity you chose to worship, it's all one and the same.