Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 9/26

Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 9/26


Williams Road, Concord MA: photo by Jamie Bruneau


Long before I wake, Lord,

you’re out for a morning walk,

misting meadows as you go,

cueing the sun to rise in glory,

chasing last night’s shadows

lest they cloud the new day’s dawn…

Sound asleep,

I miss your artist’s touch in my own back yard,

your careful, understated brushstrokes:
bold in beauty, softly hued,

pure gift, so freely given…
Even wide awake, Lord, even at midday,
too often do I miss your subtle hand at work, 
your artistry alive around me and within,

your fingerprints so gently traced,

warm upon my soul
and on everything I chance to see,

on all I meet and know…

Wake me, Lord, please wake me
– a thousand times a day –

lest I miss the ways you color

all my world and my whole life

in shades of autumn’s grace

from the palette of your love…