We Lift Our Heads




We Lift Our Heads

We lift our heads
as we face our Source.
We  give thanks
for these gifts
beginning our day;
a body without pain
and a mind clear and receptive;
a heart that beats steadily
and ears that hear clearly.

For these gifts we are grateful.
Open us and allow not
one bird to miss our thank you
for his song and allow not
the breeze to be without
gratitude for its breath.

Take this day
and use us for Thy purpose,
for we will be at a loss
when time in space
cannot be breached by thought
and the abyss
cannot be spanned by a leap.
Let our thoughts be more than a footnote
in the story of this day

        and our lives lived with compassion.    We ask.


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7 Responses to We Lift Our Heads

  1. John Holmes March 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Thank you for this beautiful prayer. It brings the sun to my face and a lightness to my step. I bless.

  2. Susan Middleton March 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    Lovely…a prayer that I believe will touch our Lord’s heart and a gentle reminder of what is so very important. Fits the sunshine and the promise of the new season.

  3. Veronica Hallissey March 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    John, And my extended blessings go out.

  4. Veronica Hallissey March 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Susan, to each, what is highest and best they conceive to be. Thank you for commenting.

  5. maria wulf March 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    Not always easy to remember. Thanks for the reminder today.

  6. Terri Brown March 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Thank you Veronica for this beautiful prayer today, the birds began their song as I read, made me smile.

  7. Hwa Su Kim March 22, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    what a beautiful poem. Thank you so much Veronica. I see these pine trees are us all lifting our heads and hands to our source, receiving strength and courage to go on even when the sea is churning with strong waves and great storm. We are deeply rooted shaken but not broken.

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