All seeing God
above and beyond our imaginations
outwith time and space
the whole universe nestles safely in the palm of your hand
and you gaze at it in glee, joy and love
for you made and sustained it for and in love
You cradle the whole cosmos in your arms and declare, as you gaze upon it, that it is good, very good indeed.
Wow – this is amazing – that you see the whole of creation as good, as so very good.
Somehow, that should not be a surprise for us
the patterns of the seasons, revealed so vividly as trees turn from green to red, yellow and gold
disclosed in the song of the birds as they fly overhead to winter roosts near and far
displayed in human relationships, of family, friends, acquaintance, where love abounds, and we look upon faces of one another made in your image.
Sight giving Lord
we delight in awe and wonder that you view us in this way, made in your image and made to know and worship you all the days, all the moments of our lives, and especially in this hour, in this place, where we set aside the world outside to focus our attention, our devotion, our love on you, you alone
Bless this time we offer you, in praise and prayer, in meditation on and of your word.
May it be holy and pure through your presence in and with us, as we gather together in your name
the name we honour, adore and love
But Lord God, there are times when, though we put on the appearance of physical and spiritual twenty twenty vision, in reality we can be blinkered to what is going on around and within us
we refuse to see the ways we look down on others due to their circumstances
we fail to see the known familiarity we cling to, which stops us from seeing you in all your glory
we neglect to look up from our comfortable lives and truly see the agony of the world around us
lift our glaze, Lord, clear our vision to see your way, your path.
Remove all which blinds us to our failures and our shortcomings
Open our eyes to see we are forgiven of all these and the many ways we are blinded in and through the one we follow, Jesus Christ our Lord, who taught us to pray together saying: