Dear God, it is easy to see you in the beauty that surrounds me and in the small doings of life that bring ease: a kind word, or an averted trouble.
But grant me, O Lord, the eyes to see you in all things. Let me find you in the plain, in the homely, in the difficult. The mire from which I seek to rise – you have made. Even the trial which I seek to overcome, the danger from which I run – you have made. Grant me the faith to sing joy even in the dullest days.