O Holy Sophia,
Come, sit with me in the silence
and keep vigil with me through the night.
Let’s watch the stars rise
and marvel at the shadows;
And when night reaches its deepest moment,
I may ask you to light a candle to encourage me
as I face my fears, face myself.
I’ll appreciate your company and comfort
as the wick slowly burns and
sleep evades me,
because I know that you have witnessed silence
at its gentlest (when you hovered over still waters)
and its most fearsome (after the mountains quaked
and the thunder rolled with God’s nearness).
O Holy Wisdom Sophia,
teach me your lesson
for meeting silence
without fear.

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