Illumination

A tune heard today is not my favorite, but the inspirational text, beautifully sung, created an experience of illuminated prayer. It reminds me that reading God’s Word is more than just reading the words. Our whole person is involved if we allow it to be. Yes, it’s up to me to allow the words and the music to speak so God can break through my false self and the Spirit can flow through. Then I am set free…free to live my life as God chooses for me.

Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me. Place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set me free. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my eyes; illumine me, Spirit divine!

Open my ears that I may hear voices of truth thou sendest clear. And while the wave notes fall on my ear, everything false will disappear. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my ears; illumine me, Spirit divine!

Open my mouth, and let me bear gladly the warm truth everywhere. Open my heart, and let me prepare love with thy children thus to share. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my heart; illumine me, Spirit divine! ~ Clara H. Scott, 1895

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