Pastoral Prayer: Open Our Eyes

Here’s a beautiful prayer of petition from Bruce Prewer.

(Mark 16:12-13; Luke 24:13-35)

Loving God, the eyes of your disciples were opened
when your Son blessed the bread, and broke it, and gave it to them.
Strip the shutters from our spiritual sight,
that we may discern his true Presence in the common gifts of life,
celebrate with all who love him,
and have compassion for those who as yet love him not.
To the praise of his name,
who in the perfect fellowship of the Holy Spirit
lives and loves with you, our one loving God now for ever.

— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage

For more prayers on this blog, see the Scriptural Prayer Index at the upper right side of the page.