After a morning of nonstop rain, the sun finally peeks through the clouds over the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul (October 2010). Photo taken straight out of the camera, unedited other than resizing for the web.
In the wee hours of the morning, when the sky is dark and the air is still and the world is fast asleep, that’s when I turn to you, my Lord. I pour out my hopes and dreams to You. I beg for Your forgiveness as I prostrate before You in deep shame, remorse, and sorrow.
For who am I to seek Your pardon? I’m just a flawed mortal who keeps falling into the same traps again and again and again. I’m just an ungrateful fool who keeps turning a blind eye to Your blessings with wanton disregard and disrespect.
But oh, my Lord, You are the only one whom I can turn to. Without Your grace and pardon, I would surely be lost. Please have mercy on my soul, my Lord and my God. Please forgive me, please pardon me, please don’t let me go astray.
3rd November, 2010