Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Bless the Lord

in the leaves
that have turned
brilliant yellows and reds,
and which giggle
as we rake them into piles:
we see God's enduring love;

in the children
roaming from house to house,
their joy and excitement
shining through their
Halloween masks:
we see God's enduring love;

in the daughter
sitting by the bed
of her failing mother,
in the father
tenderly tucking
his children into bed:
we see God's enduring love;

in the parents who work
two and three jobs
to feed and clothe their children,
in the teacher
who stays late
to tutor a struggler:
we see God's enduring love.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
for all the signs
of God's love:
which endures forever and ever.


(c) 2005 Thom M. Shuman

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Your site is a delight to me. I particularly love this prayer. In a harsh world, full of violence, injustice, trickery and deceit, it is a touching reminder that God is still present with us. Thank you