Thought for the Day: In a book of prayers, Lavon Bayler writes: “Eye-opening God, whose compassion reaches out to all who walk in darkness, help us to recognize the blind spots in our lives.” This is a dangerous prayer to offer as it requests God’s help so that we might recognize the blind spot in our vision, and by the grace of God, regain a vision capable of seeing the needs of the world. And once we’ve seen those needs as God sees them, we will need to respond. Too often our prayer life consists of requests that will make our lives easier, but I’d like to suggest that we pray for the Eye-opening God to do just that — open our eyes to the needs, the injustice, the suffering, the loneliness, the hatred that is currently in our blind spot.
Prayer: Illuminate our vision, O God, and lead us to the place where you would have us serve our neighbor, work to reconcile enemies and bring true justice to the broken places of this world. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge