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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All Saints Novena Day 6, 10-28-10

continuing to quote St Irenaeus:  "...already brings life to all living beings on the earth".  Once again the beauty of the psalms illustrate the creative power of our God: 

 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures  (Psalm 104:24)

And lest we forget that we are his most precious creatures, psalm 139 reminds us:

1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain. 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.
7Where can I go from your spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Dear Lord, thank you for bringing life to me and for the life you bring to all people and creation around me.  Help me to see the wonder of life and praise you continually for it. 


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