Prayer of Wonder
To witness an ebony quilt of sky
stitched by beaming stars;
And awaken to ancient cedar's sway
dancing with the wind,
Is to glimpse God's scattering of grace.
To recognize an inner flutter and pulse
as new life's movements in the womb;
Or hear a tone so sweetly sung
that heaven opens within,
Is to stand at the threshold of everything holy.
To wonder at the sweep of a whale
breaching the air from concealed depths;
Or gaze at the ripples and curves formed above
by a cloud of wings on the move,
Is to be breathless with praise for the radiance of life.
from Keri Wehlander's "Circles of Grace: Worship and Prayer in the Everyday." Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1998
(Thanks to Valerie for posting the first verse of this prayer on Facebook. It was so beautiful, I had to look for more!)
Following is a small scattering of the wonders that leave me "breathless with praise for the radiance of life"...
Today, and always, I am eternally grateful for the beauty that surrounds and delights me, and for the relationships that sustain and uplift me as I journey through life.