Prayer for the Dark Moon

It will be a dark night indeed,
for, even though the stars give what light they can,
it comes from far away, and is scattered and spent when it falls on the Earth.
Where is the light that comes from nearer,
from our own world's companion, our own world's sister?
She hides from us tonight.
Tonight there will be no Moon.
Tonight we will have no companion to guide us through the darkness.
But though we cannot see you, you live in our hearts.
Strengthen us in the darkness:
is that not what darkness is for?

Serith, Ceisiwr — A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book