We all like to be noticed, O God,

from our earliest cries of “look at me!”

to the cautious search for acknowledgement

from someone special;

from the longing for a witness to our life

to our weak grasp for a hand to hold as we die.


And perhaps the greatest miracle of all,

is that you notice and you pay attention;

You really see us, take note of us,

watch us and acknowledge us.


What are we really, that you should pay us any mind?

And yet, you bear witness to each simple life.


And so God, we praise you

for the unfathomable, mysterious and infinitely gracious gift

of being noticed.