1/5/14

Monday Morning Offering: 1/6


Image: George Mendoza

Good morning, good God!

I’m fresh from Epiphany
and its star and magi and gifts...

You've revealed so much to so many, Lord,
and yet so much remains hidden,
yet to be found,
yet to be known...

You revealed yourself as a newborn:
divine innocence, vulnerably human,
inviting intimacy...

Help me see you in the child, Lord:
help me see my brother,
my savior, my redeemer,
my prince of peace, my merciful judge,
my healing and my hope…

I pray that in the year ahead
you'll continue to reveal, disclose,
to unwrap your presence in my life…

So this morning I offer you my vision, Lord:
help me see what you reveal…

Help me see you
when you show yourself
in the people I don’t like,
in the people who aren’t like me,
and in the people who don’t like me…

Help me see you, Lord,
when I can't find you:
show me where you are
when I think you've abandoned me,
when I fear you can't find me,
when I wonder if you have forgotten me...

Help me see your healing hand
when you pour out your grace
and touch the wounds
of my sorrow and pain…

Reveal yourself as the source of my joy
and show me the depths of all you've given me:
all the glory and the praise, for all I have,
to you, O Lord...

Help me see you
in the moment at hand, Lord,
and in my past, too:
show me where you are
and where you were
in the times I couldn't find you...

Show up in my life every day, Lord!
And show yourself
at every twist and turn
along the path I walk…

At least once in a while, Lord,
dazzle me with your brightness and beauty –
I need a few showstoppers
to carry me through my dark nights
and my cloudy days…

Reveal yourself to me in prayer, Lord:
help me to see the face of your presence,
the visage of your compassion
and more than a glimpse
of how you love me...

Help me see you in the church's prayer
and especially, Lord, uncover yourself for me
in the bread and cup of the Eucharist…

Unfold your plan for me, Lord:
let me see where you lead me,
where you call me,
where you want me to go,
what you ask me to do...

Reveal yourself again and again as once you did
in the manger at Bethlehem,
on the hill of Calvary
and in the light of Easter joy...

This morning I offer you my vision, Lord:
all that I see and hope to see
with my eyes, my heart, my mind…

Show me who you are, O God,
and keep me as the apple of your eye…

Amen.



 

     
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