Monday, December 2
O Spirit of Understanding, Come
Isaiah 11:2 And the Spirit of God shall rest upon this branch, the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might . . .
O Spirit of Understanding, Come~
Take hold of our hearts
when we simply cannot understand
the thoughts, the actions,
the motivations of another.
Remind us of the wonderful uniqueness
of each and every person.
Give us your spirit of understanding
to be patient, to listen deeply,
to hear beyond the spoken words
into the hurts and longings
that hide beneath them.
Remind us to pause, to reflect, to be patient,
and to come to a peaceful understanding,
and an acceptance of one another.