Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Eyes to see what is beautiful

I have a few people with pastoral needs on my heart this week. As I wrote this I was thinking not only of my need to stop for a moment but also of a young man who went into hospital on Monday for an eye operation - for new eyes!

Lord, open my eyes to see what is beautiful.
To cherish the moment of every new day.
Lord, open my ears to hear as for the first time
The dawn chorus of birds and quietness of morning.
Lord, open my heart to love those I meet.
To offer my hand in friendship and truth.
Lord, open my mind to know what is your will.
The desire to follow you every step of the way.

Let me not be too hasty, too noisy, too busy,
To make time to embrace you.

Lord, open my mouth and help me to praise you.

Revdjo 2013