Prayer: Open my senses

Open my senses, God,

to understand and answer the needs of others.


Keep my ears attuned to the laughter of children,

my eyes to the needs of the hidden.


Let my nose smell the beauty of flowers

and transform the earth’s decay to the scent of fecundity.


May my touch be gentle in raising up

those who live under a heavy burden.


May I savour the taste of your abundance

and make the earth sustainable for all.

Open my senses, God.

Sr Bridgetta Rooney

This prayer is taken from Rising to life, a collection of theological reflection and prayers which explores what it means to flourish as a global community

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