Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Morning Prayer by Jacob Ashley

Footprints in the sand - at Surfers Paradise

A number of years ago my uncle-
Brother Baptist Will, a De La Salle Brother,
gave me this morning prayer -  it is quite beautiful.

Oh Lord
Help me today to realize that
you will be speaking to me,
Through the events of the day,
through people, through things and through all creation.
Give me the ears, eyes and heart to perceive You,
however veiled Your presence may be.
Give me the insight to see through the exterior of things to the interior truth.
Give me the spirit of discernment.
Oh Lord,
You know how busy I must be this day,
if I forget You Lord, do not forget me.
Jacob Ashley, 1579-1652