The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most ancient mantras. It is traditionally chanted at sunrise, sunset and high noon, to honor the sun, to meditate on the sun, to be inspired by and to emulate the sun. As we gather for solstice this morning, we may catch the wave of Gayatri as it circles the earth.
Om bhur bhuvah svah
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah pracodayat
“Let us meditate on the light of the sun which represents God, and may our thoughts be inspired by that divine light.”