Friday, February 24, 2012

Prayers for a Whole Life : Day 3

a prayer for awakening


open my eyes, Lord;
even without the crutch of caffeine,
give me energy to begin this day
that you have made

open my eyes
even though I resist
(because, let me be honest,
I don't want to have to see
all the bad news,
the horror stories,
the needs and the griefs,
the mudslinging and
the self-righteous posturing)

open my eyes
even to the harsh realities of this life;
and forgive me for the rose-colored glasses
I'd so gladly wear

open my eyes
so even I can see where you are at work today,
and open my heart
so even I can follow

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