Easter in the Sweet Garden of God

For staff prayer this morning, I assembled the following psalm and responsory:

Psalm 105:1-7

Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;
make known among the peoples his deeds!
Sing praise, play music;
proclaim all his wondrous deeds!
Glory in his holy name;
rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
Rely on the mighty LORD;
constantly seek his face.
Recall the wondrous deeds he has done,
his signs and his words of judgment,
You descendants of Abraham his servant,
offspring of Jacob the chosen one!
The LORD is our God
who rules the whole earth.

Responsory:

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.

You, sweetness itself, stooped to join yourself with our bitterness. (St Catherine of Siena)

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.
 
Those who gain the victory, I will feed from the tree of life which grows in the garden of God. (Roman Rite)

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.

Lucy looked hard at the garden and saw that it was not really a garden at all but a whole world, with its own rivers and woods and sea and mountains. But they were not strange: she knew them all. (CS Lewis)

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.
 
Today, there opens for us a door once closed, which a serpent barred in a woman:
And so there gleams the flower of our Lady, brilliant in the dawn. (Hildegard von Bingen)

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.

And you, Jesus, good Lord, are you not also Mother? Would a mother not be one who, like a hen, gathers her young beneath her wings?(Anselm of Canterbury)

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.

But the rich food on which we live demands more praise than tongues can give. (Isaac Watts)

Grant us the grace to remain in you, O Lord, as you remain in us.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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