How often have I met the dark with angst?
And so, I believed you were absent.
But it is as with all of your creation;
Not the smallest nor the largest part
Performs without its Creator.
As the folds of nighttime disappear with dreams,
I am reminded by the rays of sun that you pervade the day,
That you conduct the soft temper of the night.
God, in that great orchestra, may I prove an instrument
While giving over the creation of music to
what you alone have cadenc’d.

It is a day like many others.
But unlike others, I am determined to see
Its graces, its inexhaustible happiness,
And immutable light.
I give you, then, all my fears;
Let them be washed away in the powers and purpose
of today.
And may we all remember the instruments of life;
how integral, how beautiful, each to each.

God, Allah, Spirit Almighty, give me the peace
and humility to share it, and to cherish the grand
composition of our harmonious world.

Amen.