since You are, we are

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Lord, since you exist, we exist.
Since you are beautiful, we are beautiful.
Since you are good, we are good.
By our existence, we honor you.
By our beauty, we honor you.
By our goodness we love you.

Lord, through your power all things were made.
Through your wisdom all things are governed.
Through your grace all things are sustained.
Give us power to serve you,
   wisdom to discern your laws,
   and grace to obey those at all times.

Edmund of Abingdon, c.1180-1240, 13th century Archbishop of Canterbury

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The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his mercy is over all that he has made.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your saints shall bless you!

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