come, meet me
in the garden of my life.
Lure me into elation.
Revive my silent hope.
Coax my dormant dreams.
Raise up my neglected gratitude,
Entice my tired enthusiasm.
Give life to my faltering relationships.
Roll back the stone of my indifference.
Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life
Impart heartiness in my work.
send me forth as a disciple of your unwavering love,
of you unlimited joy.
may I become
ever more convinced
that your presence lives on,
and on, and on,
shared from Out of the Ordinary, by Joyce Rupp