God, Help us to See more Clearly – A Prayer

Have I been looking in the wrong place? If I am honest, I been struggling to comprehend the complexities of the fast changing circumstances that we are living in and at times everything feels quite frantic.

As I considered this, I realized that I have been so busy looking at information about what is happening that I have not been looking to God consistently.

I am a visual thinker and so as I tried to make sense of what I was thinking I did an image search for keywords like ‘focus’ and ‘lens’ and I came across a great picture by Steven Wright on Unsplash.

As I looked at the picture and prayed I wrote this prayer as a summary of what I wanted to ask God and it felt fitting to combine it with the image I had found so inspirational. I hope you find it as helpful as I have.

God, help us to see more clearly so that we can discover more of who you are and see more consistently the ways that you are at work each day.

For me, this prayer is not about burying our heads in the sand and turning away from the world. As we see more clearly who God is and the ways he is working then this will give us the insight that we need to engage with the world around us. 

Perhaps I wasn’t looking in the wrong place. It was my perspective that needed to change and I pray that I will continually look to God that I might see the world a little more like he does each day.

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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