To You I lift up my eyes,
to You who dwell in the heavens.
– Psalm 123:1
“I lift up my eyes”…in supplication and prayer…to my God.
Isn’t it special that Nature prompts us, mankind, to look up when we address God, as if He dwells above us! It is a natural prompting of the heart that He must be the most exalted of all beings, dwelling above all. It is our soul reaching up for its Maker.
Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
unuttered or expressed,
the motion of a hidden fire
that trembles in the breast.
Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
the falling of a tear,
the upward glancing of an eye,
when none but God is near.
Prayer is the simplest form of speech
that infant lips can try;
prayer the most sublime strains that reach
the Majesty on high.
Prayer is the contrite sinners’ voice,
returning from their way,
while angels in their songs rejoice
and cry, “Behold, they pray!”
– from the hymn “Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire”, by James Montgomery
To You, my Lord, I lift up my eyes,
to You who dwell in the heavens,
for You are my God and my Maker
and my soul acknowledges You and yearns for You.
To You I lift up my praise and thanks,
for all that I am and all that I have been blessed with
comes from You.
To You I lift up my cries, O Lord,
for You give me strength and hope,
and the courage to endure.
As I lift up my eyes to the heavens,
You gently reassure me that You are here with me,
always right by my side.
Thank You, my Lord and my God.
Thank You for always being with me!