May the Spirit of the Living God,
Made known to us most fully within life's Dark Wood:
Go before you to show you the way;
Go above you to watch over you;
Go behind you to push you into places you may not
necessarily go yourself;
Go beneath you to uphold and uplift you;
Go beside you to be your strong and constant companion;
And dwell within you to remind you that you are surely not alone,
And that you are loved – loved beyond your wildest imagination.
And may the fire of God's blessing burn brightly
Upon you, and within you,
Now and always. Amen.
— Eric Elnes in Gifts of the Dark Wood