Great Angels of Compassion,
hear my cry.
Enfold me in your tender arms of light.
In the eye of the storm
til storms are done
I rest in you.
Hold each child of God upon your heart,
wrapped in love, no more alone,
gathered, mended, healed, home.
© Gabrielle Herbertson
has composed 6 lovely
and invocative prayers
for the backs of
the new angels.
Gabrielle writes and sometimes teaches poetry, essays, and stories, using words as invitations to the things beyond words. She has been doing this for four decades — through schools, independently, with young people, and in solitude. "Composing the Angel prayers is its own prayer. I reach out to the devic presence, joining my heart with all who need their help — from there, words can hope to bridge." She lives with her partner in the mountains of northern New Mexico.