A prayer for an understanding mind (and heart)
with all its intricacies
and your created beings
with all our complexities
are more than I
will ever comprehend.
Some of the black and white judgments
I was taught to make in the past
have turned out
to be so many shades of grey
that I am just beginning to embrace.
So, like Solomon,
I ask for a wise and discerning mind —
not so that I may blindly judge
things or people to be right or wrong
but so that I may hold the tensions
you want me to hold
and remain open,
leaving judgment to you alone.
I trust that
as I embrace life and love in all their many forms,
you will lead my heart
down paths of beauty and goodness,
truth and simplicity.