Here is a prayer of Keith Green, to reflect on, to meditate on, to pray, and make it your own this week. See some reflection questions at the bottom of this post.
Oh Lord, You’re beautiful
Your face is all I see
For when Your eyes are on this child
Your grace abounds to me
Oh Lord, please light the fire
That once burned bright and clean
Replace the lamp of my first love
That burns with holy fear
I want to take Your Word and shine it all around
But first help me just to live it, Lord
And when I’m doing well,
help me to never seek a crown
For my reward is giving glory to You.
Before dying at the age of 28 in a plane crash in east Texas, Keith Green wrote dozens of hit songs and contemporary hymns. Keith and his wife Melody owned and rented 7 houses in one neighbourhood where he took in people in need, including former prostitutes, drug addicts, bikers, single moms, and homeless people.
- Behold — Where are the eyes of your heart drawn into this prayer?
- Believe — How is your faith strengthened in this prayer?
- Belong — Who are you recalling as you pray this prayer?
- Become — What is God inviting you to receive and thereby become as you pray this prayer?