Prayer before reading scripture at home

Open this scripture for me
like a door to the day
and the lives of those dear to me,

like a window through which I see
something new in the world,

like a child’s lunchbox or Halloween bag,
so I can taste the nurture of my Parent
and the sweet surprises
of neighbors and strangers,

like grandpa’s diary letting me read
incredible stories of those
who have struggled with their faith,
like grandma’s toolbox
where I find what fixes the broken.

Open this scripture to me
and remind me that your Word
is never … closed. Amen.

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2 Responses to Prayer before reading scripture at home

  1. dabar96 says:

    Oh, how I wish my family of origin had used more of its gathering time to tell stories!

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