A Prayer
    Footnotes

    “A Prayer,” Ensign, Mar. 1995, 7

    A Prayer

    Father,

    Send me light—

    Send me white reflections of the sun

    Off pristine temple spires

    Bedecked with blossoms

    Brilliant red in sun

    Light.

    Send me

    Piercing love so sharp

    It takes my breath.

    Send me

    Pure intelligence that sears the dark

    Of earth-worn wisdom

    And heals the wounds of doubt

    And loneliness

    And deep fatigue.

    “I thirst,” he said.

    And so do I.

    Father,

    Send me

    Light.