Prayers for a Whole Life : Day 29

a prayer for understanding grace

I know I never will, God.
but I’d like to try,
I want to try again and again,
as long as it takes,
to understand your grace toward us.

open my eyes to glimpses;
help me to see grace sparkling
where I never thought to look.

teach me
that your grace isn’t for me alone–
and not even for each one of us on our own–
but for all your children,
(teach me again and again,
as long as it takes,
that I cannot stand by myself.)

forgive my individualist attitude;
I’m starting to think it
prevents me from seeing grace,
from feeling grace
and certainly from sharing grace

give me a heart
for the sharing,
eyes to look outside myself,
ears to hear other peoples’ stories, and
feet to make this journey by their side.

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