Monday, September 17, 2007

God of All Creation

Your Presence is everywhere, my God. Although concealed, Your beauty can be sensed amid the fragrant blooms and flourishing plants, and in the stately trees with their graceful branches. Your splendor all but speaks from the lofty, towering mountains. Your generosity is seen in the fertile, smiling valleys. The vast seas, too, with their mighty tides and roaring waves proclaim Your power. Thunder and lightning of the summer storm bespeak Your majesty. The gentler waters of brook and stream reveal Your mildness and mercy. Thus, You pervade, my Lord, Your whole creation.

May all the marvels of Your Presence fill us with praise, thanksgiving, and joy. May we ever adore You the Maker, the Sustainer, and the lavish Giver of such good things. May we preserve unspoiled the glory of all You have made for our profit and enjoyment. May we enhance the flowers of the field and the birds of the air by a prompt and ready obedience to Your most holy will. This crowning gift we ask through Christ, Your Son, and our Lord. Amen.

from "Prayers for Today," published by Leaflet Missal Co.

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