"O Lord Jesus, shine in my heart, mind, words and actions. I do not want to obstruct the window of my devotion willfully.Valerius Herberger. p. 91
Dearest Lord Jesus, let my heart flourish with sunflowers and way-white blossoms that face and turn toward the sun. Let my heart face You at every moment."
The first time I grew sunflowers in my garden I realized after they matured that all the flowers were turned toward the sun and not any toward the house as I had somehow expected. So, therefore the sunflower is a great image for keeping your face toward God.
We won't get to the catechism today, but the sunflower image also illustrates the first commandment, which we are still working on.
Below see the current state of my garden. It's been raining lots, which is what we need.
This is the hope of sunflowers to come. There is a row planted to face south toward the walkway where the passers-by can enjoy them.