Prayer: An Eternal Perspective

“O eternal God Thou art not such as I can see with my eyes or touch with my hands yet grant me this day a clear conviction of thy reality and power.
Let me not go forth to my work, believing only in the world of sense and time,
But give me grace to understand, that the world I cannot see or touch
Is the most real world of all.
My life today will be lived in time, but eternal issues will be concerned in it.
My business will be with things material, but behind them
Let me be aware of things spiritual.
O God who dwellest in light unapproachable,
Yet also lives within me, give me grace today to recognize
The stirrings of thy Spirit within my soul
And to listen most attentively
To all thou has to say to me
Let not the noises of the world
Ever so confuse me
That I cannot hear thee speak

by John Baille

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