You Have Given, O God …

path 8While sorting through things on the parish computer, I found a responsorial prayer I wrote last summer for one of my classes at Creighton. I like the blending of different Scripture passages and after beginning with an idea suggested by number 23 in the Spiritual Exercises, this is the mix at which I arrived:

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps 118:24)

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

The stars shone in their watches, and were glad;
God called them, and they said, ‘Here we are!’
They shone with gladness for the One who made them. (Bar 3:34)

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them? (Ps 8:3-4)

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Ps 139:13)

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

Come to me, you who desire me,
and eat your fill of my fruits.
For the memory of me is sweeter than honey,
and the possession of me sweeter than the honeycomb. (Sir 24:19-20)

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
my soul is like the weaned child that is with me. (Ps 131:2)

You have given, O God, all the gifts of your creation. Deepen your life in us.

About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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