Awaken me

Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
—Ps. 139.7-10

God of infinite love,
awaken me like Jacob
to know you are in this place.
In strange times, in new places,
in unfamiliar circumstances,
you are here.
You walk with me.
You bear the burden with me:
you, my strength and wisdom.
With me you see with new eyes
and guide me as I find my way.
Though I may journey in an unknown land
your loving presence is steady.
Though I may face difficulty and uncertainty
your grace is sure and your blessing constant.
I thank you. Awaken my gratitude.
I need you. Deepen my trust.
Open my eyes. Open my heart.
God of infinite love, you who walk with me,
give me faith to walk with you.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

July 15, 2020

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