Prayer & Praise
We praise you, Father, for the sea, the sky and the stars.
We praise you for the power of the atom.
We praise you for the oil flowing like rivers, for the rockets like lightning among the stars, for the satellites hovering over the planets.
We praise you, Father, for science and technology.
We praise you for the matter that you have created, which, though it seems dead to our eyes, is yet living matter, matter transformed, the meeting place of divine action and human activity.
We praise you, Father, for the artists and technicians, for the scholars and the countless workers who take that matter and use it and transform it.
We praise you for the eternal plan of your love, which governs that great movement forward of the universe.
We praise you for your Son.
Through him all things came to be, and not one thing has its being but through him.
Through him, you continue to create all things, to make them holy, to give them life, to bless them and to give them to us.
It is by him, and with him, and in him, God the Father almighty, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit, that we honour and glorify you, for ever and ever.
Lord, let me be the one who, from time to time, in the still of the night, looks with the eyes of a son upon what you have created so that I may praise the Creator.
Let me be as an excited child before the Father so that he may smile down upon the child that I am.
Quoist, Michel. Keeping Hope – Favourite Prayers for Modern Living: Selected Inspirational Prayers from World-Renowned Theologian Michel Quoist (Kindle Locations 778-788). Gill & Macmillan. Kindle Edition.