Shall I collect together all the words
that praise your holy Name?
Shall I give you all the names of this world
—you, the Unnameable?
Shall I call you
“God of my life,
meaning of my existence,
hallowing of my acts,
my journey’s end,
bitterness of my bitter hours,
home of my loneliness,
you my most treasured happiness”?
Shall I say:
“Creator, Sustainer, Pardoner,
Near One, Distant One, Incomprehensible One,
God both of flowers and stars,
God of the gentle wind and of terrible battles,
Wisdom, Power, Loyalty, and Truthfulness,
Eternity and Infinity, you the All-merciful,
you the Just One,
you – Love itself?”