creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. If it were not for the
sun, there would be darkness and nothing could grow, the earth would be without
must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.
Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine. And for the same reason. When we refuse air, light, or food, the body suffers. And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support. As the body can fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, so can the soul. We all need the light of God's reality, the nourishment of His strength, and the atmosphere of His grace.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pgs. 97 & 98
though lying upon a sunlit beach, let us relax and breathe deeply of the
spiritual atmosphere with which the grace of this prayer surrounds us. Let us
become willing to partake and be strengthened and lifted up by the sheer
spiritual power, beauty, and love of which these magnificent words are the
carriers. Let us look upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift
our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 100
Thank you Creator, for the sunlight of life.