Beyond what we know or name, O God,
You brush up against our lives.
As beauty which stops us in our tracks and takes our breath away.
As the quietness which both centers us and strengthens us.
As the hope which inspires.
And the forgiveness which heals.
And the anger which unsettles us and stirs us from complacency.
May we pay attention to all those moments in our lives
And learn to recognize them for what they are.
Open our eyes that we might see.
Open our ears that we might hear.
Open our hearts that we might understand.
Open our mouths that we might speak.
And, as always, O God
May our lives follow where our prayers first lead.