Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 1/20

Photo by Mark Penta

I can't count, Lord,
or even guess,
how many and how beautiful,
how plentiful the treasures
you offer me each day...

And I wonder: how many of these
do I altogether miss?

When I'm seeking cheaper riches,
I'm too quickly satisfied...

If I don't expect your gifts,
they'll likely pass me by...

If I don't seek out such favors,
they'll escape my lazy notice...

So, open my eyes, Lord,
to the bounty of your treasure...

Open my heart to your many gifts,
hiding in plain sight...

Open my mind to the lustrous pearls
of your wisdom and your word...

Open my soul to the gems of grace
you sprinkle on my path...

And, Lord,
don't let me miss those diamonds,
strewn so generously and shimmering,
calling me to find you,
in the winter-chilled waters
lapping at the Falmouth shore...



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  1. Thank you for your daily prayers and music! I am a follower of your blog and it's one of the highlights of my morning. God's blessings to you. Jill

  2. A happy new year to you, Jill - and thank you for your kind words!


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