Father in Heaven you know me well You sifted and sieved through all of me You are with me even in ablutions and You see inside my mind, my soul You spend time with me; not just watching – observing my every move But in communion as i listen to You. Father in Heaven i am safe with You as a Shepherd you protect >> hem me in You have given me a task and … this is where i falter i feel i cannot attain, i am unable, unworthy, unskilled. i want to hide, i want to run and yet … There is no running from You, no hiding place too far Your hand of guidance is with me in all of this As i contemplate where i was created – knit by you before i was born i praise You in this knowledge i worship You in spite of my situation This situation in which You have placed me Was it decided before i was born? Your vastness: the wideness of mercy the depth of grace, the height of love Cannot be measured – O how precious is this thought! If only You would take away anything difficult in my life the people with the barb-ie comments the onerous tasks ahead in judgement i look at them misusing Your name, wicked days, wicked ways. search me though LORD test me, take away from me anything that causes offence to You continue to lead me in Your ways – always.