Lord, Lord, Open Unto Me

 

Open unto me — light for my darkness.

Open unto me — courage for my fear.

Open unto me — hope for my despair.

Open unto me — peace for my turmoil.

Open unto me — joy for my sorrow.

Open unto me — strength for my weakness.

Open unto me — wisdom for my confusion.

Open unto me — forgiveness for my sins.

Open unto me — tenderness for my toughness.

Open unto me — love for my hates.

Open unto me — thy Self for my self.

 

Lord, Lord, open unto me!

Amen. (Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart, p. 188)