May the Holy Spirit make you creative in charity, persevering in your commitments, and brave in your initiatives, so that you will be able to offer your contribution to the building up of the “civilization of love”. The horizon of love is truly boundless: it is the whole world!--Pope Benedict XVI

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The One and Living God-Romano Guardini

Lord, living God, you are the one and only, and there is no other but you. All divinity is yours, and that which denies itself to you is a theft from you.

In your mercy you have revealed your being to us and let us know your name. We believe in you. Keep us in disbelief, O Lord, for in it alone are we preserved, and your honor is our honor, and your rule is our salvation.

You made the world and us in it. Being and existence, life and purpose, all comes from your omnipotent and loving word. And so we bow down before you, O Lord, and pray to you.

You are that Holy One; but we are sinful and confess to it. We thank you for letting us know this, for it is truth; only truth has the power to begin again and to overcome.

You, O God, are the Lord. Lord in yourself, substantially internally, as you revealed to your messenger when you said to him: “I am who I am.” And Lord of the world, for you created it and rule it. Your rule, however, respects the freedom of created things, and gives them freedom to will and to decide. Grant that I do not forget you and do not abuse your generosity-holy and benevolent God, Lord of our existence, preserve me from that!

I pray to you, O God, for you alone “are worthy to receive blessing and honor and glory and power”.


(From Prayers from Theology by Romano Guardini)

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