I praise you that you look at the heart,
and not outward appearances.
I thank you for your gaze
that penetrates, sifts up, discerns…
and has love and compassion.
You so loved the world
that you gave your one and only Son
that whoever believes in Him will not perish
but have eternal life.
Grant me your heart and your eyes
to see a hurting world
through the walls, discord, anger, and sin,
the poor in spirit
that your Spirit hovers over,
and calls blessed.
Replenish me with your Spirit
to love from your wells of living water.
Grant me your passion and mercy
to embrace those in pain and suffering,
your strength to not turn away.
Use my hands, my heart, and my life
to be your blessing to whoever and wherever
you’d send me.
Let me witness
and find the kingdom of heaven
in lives touched
and hearts transformed,
Show me where you are moving Abba,
so that I may place my hand in yours,
and do what you do.
I love you.