Skip to content

“Meditations of the Heart” by Howard Thurman

Twentieth Century American Theologian, Dean of Howard University Rakin Chapel

Open unto me, light for my darkness
Open unto me, courage for my fear
Open unto me, hope for my despair
Open unto me, peace for my turmoil
Open unto me, joy for my sorrow
Open unto me, strength for my weakness
Open unto me, wisdom for my confusion
Open unto me, forgiveness for my sins
Open unto me, tenderness for my toughness
Open unto me, love for my hates
Open unto me, Thy Self for myself
Lord, Lord, open unto me!

Bibliography: Prayers for Black History Month. Accessed February 2, 2021. https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/prayer-index/prayers-for-black-history-month1#3rd%20prayer.

About the Author