Lord, thank You for blessing us with another day. You gave us this life so help us to live it fully. Open our eyes to see things that we do not see because it’s so easy to see but not recognize. It’s so easy to listen but not hear. It’s so easy to say the right words and not follow through. It’s unfortunate for those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. But You Lord, see not as we see: we look on the outward appearance, but You see inside our hearts. So change our hearts so that we can recognize how we can serve You and serve our neighbor. We may not know each and every need of those in our lives but we can be to them as You are to us: A friend. So as we turn to You in our times of joy or sorrow let us to also be there for others who turn to us. Stop us from choosing not to see how we can help others because the way that we treat each other is the same way that we treat You. If we want to be in full relationship with God then we need to be in full relationship with His people. So as we pray for our needs today let’s also pray for the needs of others. It’s never too late to pray. You, Lord, will always hear beyond our words and provide grace, mercy and love. Help us to do the same.
Turn our eyes upon You