SOMEWHERE IN THIS DAY, O God,
let me be surprised by love.
Move me beyond taking life for granted.
Remind me to notice the color of someone’s eyes.
Quiet me enough to search,
really search, the sky —
a palette of golds, blues, and whites —
monochromatic at first, but then …
Urge me to take off my shoes and to walk upon your earth —
skin to skin, dust to dust.
- Pamela Hawkins
The Awkward Season
From page 66 of The Awkward Season: Prayers for Lent by Pamela C. Hawkins. Copyright © 2009 by Pamela C. Hawkins. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Today’s Scripture Reading
51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Psalm 51:1, NRSV
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