The night sky is filled with luminaries that
light the darkness. Angels whisper evening
songs to my weary soul. I do not notice.
As sleep gently calls, I forget that I have
breathed the morning air, listened to laughter,
seen the evening sky appear. Another day!
Something disturbs the rhythm of my sleep,
summons my soul. In these sleepless moments,
the Holy Spirit is waiting and listens for my
response. I whisper, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Holy Father, when I fail to see the beauty of
Your day, remind me with a glorious sunset
to take my breath away, a soul-laugh that only
a listening heart can find, and a night sky
crowded with stars like diamonds that demand
a lingering look.
My heart bursts with unmeasured thankfulness!
These are Your ordinary gifts! I simply miss them in my
hectic hours, my scheduled chaos, my saturated time.
Give my heart the desire to breathe, to
listen, and to see beauty with extraordinary
intention. Grant my soul the desire to breathe,
to listen, and to see Your generous gifts of
Love, Grace, and Joy! Let me seek Your
extravagant gifts in every day!
Let me shout, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Refresh my spirit! Refine my faith!
Restore my love! Renew my strength!
Rebuild my trust! Reclaim my soul!
To God be the glory! Amen. ~dho