Sing or read this, holding your mobile phone - and maybe pray!
(If you wish to sing - suggested tune:
Nettleton – American folk song/
'Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing').
With My Phone in My Hand.
In my hand I hold vast knowledge
of God’s awesome universe:
from it I can seek out beauty
or deep darkness, hate and worse.
Focus me, Lord, on the Godly,
help me seek out truth not lies:
give me strength to shun distractions
that cause harm if I'm unwise.
Give me prudence when I’m spending,
help me to resist excess
that results in landfill fodder,
or in debt that brings distress.
Help me never to be spiteful
even when my anger’s raw.
Let me not become beguiled by
evil threads that foment war.
Help me keep in mind the workers
risking life that I might be
well-connected by my touch-screen
to vast networks globally.
Help me question whether justice
flourishes or is suppressed:
see if families of those workers
thrive and grow, or are oppressed.
If I’m prone to chase trendsetters
help me, please to recognise,
when I click their lifestyle platforms
they’ll be geared to monetize!
So to deeper sites, Lord, guide me:
sites which help me understand
that great mystery, that great wonder:
You love me - just as I am.
Always remember this last line.
You can listen to this song recorded by the Author by clicking : HERE
(c) Trevor Thorn October 2021.
The piano backing is a YouTube instrumental of ‘Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing posted by Christian Hymns-Music: the link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaKwRu3hIso
You can find a different angle on this same theme on this blog -which can be sung to “Streets of Laredo’. To access this, CLICK HERE “Lord Fill Me With Digital Wisdom'