Praying to Look Up

Oak Tree in Oakton, Virginia

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Heavenly Father,

How majestic is your name that over the ages men and women have looked up confusing your face with the sun in the morning and the stars at night because you above all the things that we can imagine and we praise you.

Forgive our tiny perspectives, our tendency to look at our feet, and the petty things that occupy our hearts and minds. Forgive our preoccupation with day-to-day worries and many obsessions. Forgive our selfish desires to control things and people and, most of all, our time.

Thank you for being available, for listening to our rants and prayers, and for not leaving us to our own desires.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, enlarge our perspectives. Give us hearts for the things you love. Let us know the times and seasons as you see them.

In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Praying to Look Up

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