Winter Solstice Litany

Winter Solstice Litany

Florence Caplow

Congregational response: “Blessings and praise!”

For the darkness that nourishes our spirits;
for the seasons that remind us that each moment has its own beauty;
for generosity in whatever form:
    Blessings and praise!

For snowy winter mornings before a single footstep disturbs the stillness;
for candles gleaming through the night;
for the gifts of sorrow and transformation;
for memories of those long gone:
    Blessings and praise!

For the children who find such magic in this season;
for the brave birds who stay with us all winter;
for the scent of greenery:
    Blessings and praise!

For the sun returning:
    Blessings and praise! [raise volume]
For the sun returning:
    Blessings and praise! [louder]
For the sun returning:
    Blessings and praise! [shout!]