Impossible Possibilities, a prayer — David Long-Higgins, USA

photo by David Long-Higgins

Loving God,
Let today be the day
I turn to You in everything
Before I get so involved
In the call of the many
I forget You are ready
To Break open
Every hard place
Too heavy for me
Alone to open.

O Love,
Let today be the day
I trust your love more
Than fear’s persistent voice
Closing me down before
Your grace can lift me up.

O Love,
Let today be the day
I pause in praise
Of birdsong and sunrise
And all things life
In a world bent on hate
And fear and death.

O Love,
Let today be the day
Your Word shapes
My words in conversation
And songs I don’t yet know
But trust you will provide.

O Love,
Let today be the day
Something of this little life
May bear something of You
For the good of others
Letting ego go to rest
In its proper place .

O Love,
Let today be the day
Courage grows in me
Born of Your love
Drawing me out for work
Always too large for me
To do alone.

O Love,
Let today be the day
I entrust the smallest things
To your promised embrace
Releasing also larger things
I cannot carry on my own.

Yes, Love,
Let today be the day
Something beautiful blossoms
In unexpected impossible places.