An undivided heart

         Teach me your way, O Lord,
                  that I may walk in your truth;
         give me an undivided heart
                  to revere your name.

                           —Psalm 86.11

Gather my heart, O Loving One:
         a heart undivided, not dispersed,

all of my fear and clinging
         absorbed into love,

all of my desires and distractions
         taken up in reverence,

my many motives aligned
         with the pure will to be a blessing,

not scattered to defend my little Self
         in all its various weaknesses

but one in trust and wonder
         and compassion.

All my bits and pieces I give you;
         make me one in your one heart,

to bear your love with grace,
         only to bear your love.


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