My Joys Mount As Do The Birds

Lord, I am happy this morning.
Birds and angels sing and I am exultant.
The universe and our hearts are open to your grace.
I feel my body and give thanks.
The sun burns my skin and I thank you.
The breakers are rolling toward the seashore,
the sea foam splashes our house.
I give thanks.
Lord, I rejoice in your creation,
and that you are behind it, and before,
and next to it, and above — and within us.

Lord, your sun is balmy,
it caresses the grass and the cassava out of the clay,
tops it with flowers,
draws out the mahogany,
throws birds into the sky,
and out of us it drums
a song of praise for you.

– Excerpt from a traditional prayer, Ghana

For what can you give thanks this morning, in the very place you are?

This is Day 6 of Right Here. Throughout October, I’m joining with a community of other bloggers (over 1,500 strong! with The Nester), who are writing for 31 days about the same topic. To find all posts in 31 Days of Right Here, click here, or see the listing below.

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An introduction: Welcome to 31 Days of Right Here
Day 1: For You, Too
Day 2: Fear’s Invitation
Day 3: My Portion
Day 4: Five Minute Friday – Write
Day 5: Rise and Shine
Day 6: My Joys Mount As Do the Birds

* Prayer found in An African Prayer Book, compiled by Desmond Tutu *

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