with each new day you prove your love for creation.
You illustrate your beauty in an array of glorious color.
You establish your intentions in the hearts of your people.
You paint our lives into your masterpiece of original blessing.
Open my heart, I pray, to this enduring miracle of life.
Today let me drink in your restorative light,
let me rise up to the image of God within me,
let me grow unhindered in the immensity of your grace.
Words (c) 2012 Mark Lloyd Richardson
Photo (c) 2012 Dallis Day Richardson (Bob & Elizabeth Clover’s garden in Los Osos, California)