Monday, October 20, 2008
Image: George Mendoza
Good morning, good God!
As this day breaks, O loving Lord,
I offer you the joy of Tampa's dream come true
and Boston's heavy heart, its hope undone...
I offer you the joys of all
who will today find help, a friend, a love, a cure,
some work, some rest, some food, some time to laugh...
I offer you the heavy hearts
of those bent low by sorrow, grief, by loss and tears,
the hearts of all who cry and call your name...
I offer you the joys of those
who will this day find healing, hope and trust in you,
a deeper faith, forgiveness, truth and peace...
I offer you the wounded hearts
of those who've lost so much - too much - in love, in war,
in promises long broken, never kept...
I offer you the faith of hearts
that reach out for your hand when strength for reaching's gone,
when hunger for your touch is all there is...
I offer you the hope of hearts
that seek your peace when peace is nowhere to be found,
that seek your face when darkness clouds the sun...
I offer you the love of hearts
remembering better days and trusting you will come
again and keep your word of promised peace...
I offer you all hearts, O Lord:
our joyful, sorrowed souls are yours both night and day;
receive and bless and heal them with your grace.
Posted by Austin Fleming at 4:30 AM