Eyes to See
Eyes to See Matthew 13:14-17
Days pass, and the years vanish,
and we walk sightless among the miracles.
Lord, fill our eyes with seeing
and our minds with knowing.
Let there be moments when your Presence,
like lightning, illumines the darkness
in which we walk.
Help us to see wherever we gaze
that the bush burns unconsumed.
And we, clay touched by God, will reach out
for holiness, and exclaim in wonder:
“How filled with awe is this place,
and we did not know it!
Blessed is the Eternal One, the holy God!”
–from The Hebrew Book of Prayer
Let us not be like those who...
...have eyes to see but don’t perceive;
...have ears to hear but don’t listen;
...have fingers to touch but never feel;
...have tongues to taste but don’t savor;
...have noses to smell but never enjoy;
...have minds to know but don’t comprehend;
...have hearts to wonder but never consider;
...have lips to praise but never glorify.