we are the work of your hands
which you will never abandon.
All our life is your gift;
all your power is in our being.
You spend yourself on each of us.
We thank you that our life is rooted in yours;
we thank you for all the opportunities you give us,
and for the light that shines on our path,
that warms our hearts.
We pray that gratefulness may prompt us
to live life to the full,
to remain always open to your surprising ways,
and to glorify you through the fruits we bear
today and every day, for ever and ever. Amen.
Breemen, S.J., Peter G., Certain as the Dawn (Denville,
NJ: Dimension Books, Inc., 1980) p.44-45.