see the problem,
remember the hurt,
rehearse the pain,
dwell on the downside,
and run from help?
to see your hand,
accept your grace,
recall past joys,
rejoice in your healing,
and trust in your loving care?
Lift me up, Lord,
out of all that holds me and keeps me down…
Open my eyes to see you, O Lord,
to gaze on the glory and light of your face…
Lift up my hands in prayer, O Lord.
and open my arms to my neighbors’ needs…
Open my ears and my heart, O Lord,
to the voice of your Spirit within me…
Touch my mind and my heart, O Lord,
where I’m most in need of your healing…
Open my mouth to sing your praise
in thanksgiving, O Lord, for your mercy….
Remind me, each day, of my blessings, O Lord,
and remind today: you’re right by my side…