Another five minutes flat today with Lisa Jo on the word open. Join us?
I’m glad to close the door on this year.
As I stand at the threshold of the new, God, give me eyes to see
the beauty all around me.
And the pain.
Give me ears to hear the music.
And the silence.
And the tears.
Give me arms to embrace all that waits for me
on the other side of this door.
Both the joy and the pain.
Let it be more joy than pain, please.
Or at least joy in the pain.
Help me to love those who hurt.
Give me hands to bring your healing.
Open hands to receive, to pass on, and to let go.
Help me to be open and transparent in my writing.
To reach deep.
To spill wide.
Help me to prune and peel and slice down to the core
Let me dance through all you have for me.
In the sunshine.
And in the rain.
Give me courage and serenity and wisdom.
All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. ~Psalm 38:9 (NIV)
Kathy Robbins says
Beautiful….we don’t know what he has in store for us, but we do know that whatever it is, we will not be alone. Amen.
do it. you want too. its inside of you. you got this.
2012 is open for business…you can do all those things. you will.
It’s a good way to be.
Happy, happy new year, dear Sandy.
I hope that the new year brings wonderful things to you.
Louise G says
This is beautiful Sandra — and I pray for you it all comes to be.
Corinne Rodrigues says
Such a beautiful prayer, Sandra. I loved the prompt and took it up on my blog too!
Shelly Miller says
Love how a new year brings a new perspective like wiping a slate clean or a blank page in a journal. Love your thoughts and prayers and I echo your sentiments. Blessings!
Carolyn Counterman says
Yes. This. Have you on my mind every day. Hoping and praying that when Sept/Oct rolls around that we will see each other again. I think we will both need a retreat by then, yes?
Oh, so lovely, my lovely friend. Praying with you for a joy-filled 2012 and for eyes and ears to behold the glory even in the dark, even in the difficult. Love to you. And Happy New Year!
That glory. So much brighter in the dark, right. More love to you, Diana.
Wow, Sandy, great 5 minute post. So glad I found your blog over at Lisa-Jo. Praying you have a joy-filled 2012 with abundant blessings.
So glad to see you, Tracy. Welcome.
Joanne Norton says
AMEN!!! So agree… with it all.