O God, let me rise to the edges of time and open my life to your eternity;
let me run to the edges of space and gaze into your immensity;
let me climb through the barriers of sound and pass into your silence;
and then, in stillness and silence, let me adore You,
who are Life – Light – Love – without beginning and without end,
the Source – the Sustainer – the Restorer – the Purifier – of all that is;
the Lover who has bound earth to heaven by the beams of a cross;
the Healer who has renewed a dying race by the blood of a chalice;
the God who has taken man into your glory by the wounds of sacrifice;
God . . . God . . . God . . . Blessed be God.
Let me adore you.
Sister Ruth, Community of the Sisters of the Love of God
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and
in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”