O God who sees me,
Life is full of unexpected and undetected gifts:
My dog’s cold nose on my warm palm,
A nameless child’s toothy smile,
The floor smooth wood under bare feet,
A courageous word spoken on a gray day,
The sound of a leaf rustling when I turn the page,
A thousand other unnoticed,
Daily shimmering grains of sand
Sifting from your hand
Falling into place
To build the castle of my life.
Thank you, Lord,
For this life overflowing with your provision,
Flooded with your mercy; held together by your grace.
In my very conception
You wrapped me in my mother’s womb.
In birth you filled my lungs with breath.
In life not a minute have you been absent from me.
Open my eyes to glimpse your hand in the ordinary.
That I may know you
Guard me in my rest,
Laugh with me in my play,
Labor with me in my work,
Talk with me along the way,
Speak to me in the quiet,
Forgive me when I fail,
Renew me in worship,
And embody every minute
No matter how minute.
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