Dear Lord,

So often we focus on our sorrows,
on the injustices of the world,
on the stains and blemishes and scars
marring our homes,
our hearts,
our lives.

Help us to pull our gazes
from these things
that weigh us down.

Help us instead to bask
in Your loving presence
and to turn our minds,
our eyes,
and our hearts
to the many joys,
both large and small,
with which You have peppered
our world,
our homes,
our lives
if only we will see them.