The Art of Seeing: Opening Prayer
Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders (Exodus 15:11)? You are the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. You remain faithful forever (Psalm 146:6). You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry (Psalm 146:7). You have said, "Seek my face." My heart says to you, "Your face, LORD, do I seek." Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation (Psalm 27:8-9)! Blessed be Your glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with Your glory! Amen and Amen (Psalm 72:19)!