[Light the candle/tealight in the salt bowl]
To the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit… and all who came before me and the deities they may have worshipped.
Watch over me in the coming days as I seek wisdom in myself and in those around me.
When I am weak, lift me up.
When I am silent, help me find my voice.
When I stumble, remind me that it is okay to do so and encourage me to keep going.
When I do not feel brave, remind me of my strength.
Guide me through these days of darkness and depression.
Let this flame clear the sadness and pain.
In all of this, I look to those who came before me for guidance.