A Prayer for Clear Sight

sun-drenched-silhouette-and-shadow-ashton-lane-glasgow-bw“O God, save me from myself, save me from myself; this frivolous self which plays with your creation, this vain self which is clever about your creation, this masterful self which manipulates your creation, this greedy self which exploits your creation, this lazy self which soothes itself with your creation; this self which throws the thick shadow of its own purposes and desires in every direction in which I try to look, so that I cannot see what it is that you, my Lord and God, are showing to me! Teach me to stand out of my own light and let your daylight shine.” ~ Austin Farrer, “A Faith of Our Own.”

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