October 5, 2012

A Prayer for Fresh Vision

Posted in Prayer Books, prayers from history at 3:27 pm by davebayne

Lord, purge our eyes to see
Within the seed a tree
Within the glowing egg a bird,
Within the shroud a butterfly:

Till taught by such, we see
Beyond all creatures Thee;
And hearken for Thy tender word,
And hear it, “Fear not: it is I.”
~ Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Taken from: At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time
Compiled by Sarah Arthur

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