LORD, bring us together

emptiness is beckoning
waiting to fill our
thoughts with your magnificence.
your brilliance transcends
our concerns for today,
lifts us to eternity,
to a place beyond ,
a place of peace,
love,
forgiveness,
hope,
tolerance.

gather us in your dwelling place
together as one,
together in spirit,
together in brotherhood.
fuse our differences,
kindle our fires of love,
show us the truth
we are as one in your warmth,
show us the way to eternity,
shelter us in your magnificence.

release our cares,
release our hatred,
release our souls
from the confines
of human toil.
release our pettiness,
release our prejudice,
release our souls
from the confines of ego.

wrap us in your brilliance
cover us with understanding
lead us to peace,
to tolerance,
to love,
lead us to the eternity
that dwells within
lead us to wisdom,
to forgiveness,
to your magnificence
to your power.

GRATITUDE

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Today’s walk meanders through the beauty of our woods and meadows.  Spectacular is an understatement as we gaze upon the trees and the wildflowers embracing our pathway.  Only a truly loving God would have provided this panorama for our pleasure.  Only a patient God would endure our testing.  Only a forgiving God would pick us up every time we fail.  That is who our God is.  Creator of beauty, well of forgiveness, fountain of living water, Master of our universe.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Praise God ye creatures here below.  Praise God above ye heavenly hosts.  Praise the trinity of God’s unity and oneness.  For all things be ye thankful.