Dear God, open my eyes… [1st Sunday of Advent]

Today is the First Sunday of Advent for Western Christian traditions. The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah continues today.

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings
than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.
~ A. W. Tozer

Dear God,
Open my eyes to the beauty of this day.
The yellow of an egg yolk in a blue bowl.
The scent of bacon frying in the pan.
The soft caress of the morning breeze.
The sound of children at play.
Awaken my senses.
Let me see, hear, and feel the beauty around me.
And be aware of the presence of the Great Artist in my everyday world.

(Prayers for Every Need: Volume One: Celebration [Guideposts])

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I see all of the beauty and grace which is around me with loving gratitude.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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