Ecclesiastes 5: 3 (NRSVA)
3 For dreams come with many cares, and a fool’s voice with many words.
Once I dreamed a daydream while lost in a horizon
I didn’t tell it where to go but it went there all the same
Bearing open my heart and imagination for me to peruse in a daze
Once I dreamed a future and planned the way to go
People say God laughs at plans but I didn’t hear it, did you?
I walked the way I planned, with detours, and all in all I was happy
Once I dreamed as I walked and people told me so
I ignored them for they didn’t know I wasn’t asleep
But exploring the deepest recesses of my mind and the world itself seemed distant then
Once I dreamed up a person too good to be true
I didn’t know then why I did it and wasted hours on the colour of their hair
Now I know it was simply me trying to be someone else
Once I dreamed all night long and God was there and you were there
we sat on a suitcase of dreams and stories as it floated through the sea of my mind,
we sailed on it to a shore where God shared wisdom and food with us until I woke
Dear God of dreams and dreamers,
We bring to you our dreams full of cares and plans and failings and desires.
Please help us to sort through them until the goodness remains.
Grant us peace to sleep and to dream and to imagine a world where dreams of peace and light come true.