Monday, October 1, 2007

Today's Portion from the Prayer Book

Lord, open unto me
Open unto me -- light for my darkness.
Open unto me -- courage for my fear.
Open unto me -- hope for my despair.
Open unto me -- peace for my turmoil.
Open unto me -- joy for my sorrow.
Open unto me -- strength for my weakness.
Open unto me -- wisdom for my confusion.
Open unto me -- forgiveness for my sins.
Open unto me -- love for my hates.
Open unto me -- thy Self for my self.
Lord, Lord, open unto me!

--Howard Thurman

7 comments:

Kirstin said...

Oh yeah. Thank you.

much love.

Diane said...

thank you again. you choose wonderful prayers... that are also poetry.

pj said...

Hope you don't mind if I link to this.

Diane said...

back to say: I tagged you over at my place.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Beautiful prayer, LJ. You can pick them.

eileen said...

This is awesome.

Thank you for sharing it!

Lauralew said...

Just wonderful. Absolutely what I needed this am.
Thank you.