Give us sight for life
Dear Lord Jesus,
You are always and exclusively a God of Life!
You give life to us each day
and you even gave your own life so we could live eternally
the way you meant for us to live.
You are too great to fathom!
Give us sight to see life as you see it:
to see the unborn in the womb, perfectly designed by you,
to see the immigrant struggling to safeguard her family,
to see a prisoner, desperate for a second chance at life,
to see the abused who believes her life is meaningless,
to see an addict who's given up on living,
to see the elderly, longing for better days or more days,
to see the marginalized, devastated by history,
to see the poor, without hope or means to sustain existence,
to see those enslaved to pimps, drug lords, owners, abusers,
to see those who believe they're free and yet are shackled by their own
passions, pursuits, arrogance, and ambitions.
Help us see everyone you lived and died for
the way you see them.
Life is a gift--
it's your gift to each of us--
and none of us have the right to take it
or squander it,
or excuse it,
or misuse it.
Our lives are yours because you are the Way,
and the Life.
No one reaches you except through salvation.
And none of us can maintain fellowship with you
when we devalue the lives of the people you love.
All of us are equally-worthy of life and love
because you say we're worthy.
You made us worthy when you created us.
You proved it when you died for us.
Thank you, Jesus.
You astound me by your grace.