We thank you

We thank you, God, that you watch over us,
that it is not blind fate which shapes our lives.

Your concern is for each of us.
You go with us on all our ways.

You remain faithful to us,
more than a father is attached to his firstborn,
more than a mother who cannot forget the child of
her womb.

You know our names
and you set the deepest in us free.

In Jesus your faithful concern became visible.
He is the man who lived for others.
We believe that he is still alive and with us,
your Son and our Lord,today and every day, for ever and ever.  Amen.

van Breemen, S.J., Peter G., Certain as the Dawn (Denville, NJ: Dimension Books, Inc., 1980) p.55-56.