Divine presence is the reality within our everyday reality. Its disclosure is but a moment of awareness away. Once seen, it turns our perceptions upside down and inside out. Such spiritual deepsight gifts insight and temporarily dispells our habitual blindsight. God is close. Very close. So close. And for an instant of startling clarity we see alternative realities with crystal-clear Godsight. And we are changed.
Practicing such deepsight is an appropriate discipline for Lent. Each day holds within it the potential gift of deepsight moments.
The following is a prayer which I have just finished writing for inclusion in the next Methodist Prayer Handbook. It is my own take on the deepsight reality of God’s presence and purpose.
in the arid sparsity of my faith expectations
may your generous presence
surprise my questing mind
with liquid moments of inspiration.
In the voices of the unloved and unseen
may your prophetic presence
challenge my myopic ways
with an invitation to deeper insight.
In the warmth and words of others
may your healing presence
gently tend my soul
with unfathomable compassion.
So may each present moment of my life
shine with your extravagant presence,
and may your living word of grace in Jesus
become ever more fully and freely expressed
in the loving kindness of my heart.