Oh Great and Glorious Mystery of Mysteries, my Heavenly Father. Pour forth from your mercy thy Living Word, your Eternal Wisdom my glorious Redeemer. Let your wisdom emanating from thy throne of Eternity, shine upon me as to baptise me in your spirit of truth and understanding. Give me a pure heart that loves without reason.
For it is with the pure of heart that the living word dwells within. It is not what the mind perceives our the intellect believes that is our salvation, but when an honest heart in man comes to you in need to be freed. Who claims to know the heart of another? Is it not the maker of hearts who judges His creation? Then let me not judge others, but instead I invite your living word into my heart and ask for my redemption to be revealed to me daily. I ask this of you so that I may daily be renewed into your mercy and grace and be transformed into a light upon this world. So that through the love you give me I may give to others and they may know that our Living God has truly come to dwell with his people. Give me an appetite to serve you with all my heart and let this be my bread from heaven. Bless me with a heart that feels others as myself, so that I may know what is lacking in them and do the will of my Father in heaven.
Then let us not confuse the inner life we live with the outer appearance of things. For what we see with our eyes will surely pass away, yet what we hold in our heart is eternal. So I ask my God to plant within my secret garden a love for wisdom and a spirit of truth and understanding, so that I may know the unseen things within me that matter. Shine what is darkened and water what has withered so that I may flourish in my inner man even as my outer man is dying.
Blessed be your children who appear upon the earth like flowers and come and go with the seasons, but I know in my heart that with God all ends are a start to an eternity of new beginnings.
by: Jason-John Swartz