Great Angel Uriel, Light of God,
Guardian of the Earth and Humankind,
thank you for bringing down
the touch of Sacred Fire.
Inspire me to creative work
so that my dream may come to earth.
Your flame is vision, prophecy,
the poetry of truth.
Set my creative spark ablaze
so that my word and pen and hand
bring light into the world.
© 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.