Be gentle with me, O God, hold me in your constant love. With your abundant mercy free me from my sins. Wash away the grime that covers your image in me. I know I don't live the life you give me; you know the difference. My love is not perfect; this you see.
But you lead me to live in harmony with my inner truth, to be transparent to your presence within me.
Purge me with your love, that I may be pure love. Fill me, that I may be pure light.
Deep within me, in your light, I discover joy, gratitude even for bones broken to be reset. When you look at me you don't see sins; you see love.
Create me all over again, O God; breathe your life-giving breath in me. Hold me close and give me your loving spirit. You are the joy that sustains me; you give me my willing heart. O Beloved, when I open my lips, my mouth will sing praise, only praise.
I can't offer a thing to please you, can't determine your love for me. What delights you is just me, this broken heart, this true, simple heart. Use me as I am to love the world. That will be gift enough for both of us.
__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net
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