We Lift Our Heads. . .
We lift our heads as we face
our Source and give thanks to 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, for we are all in need sorely. . . .all. . .
Amen and amen.