|Window inside La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.|
Most Merciful God, we bless Your Holy Name and give You thanks and praise. Holy One, we bow before You, awash in your grace and mercy: hear our prayers. From the sparrow on the rooftop to the swirl of stars overhead-- all are secured and upheld by you grace and love, O Creator. Let us not get so busy that we forget that all we are and all we have comes from You, O God. Gentle those souls in tribulation or grief, we pray. Let us sigh and turn to You in peace when day is done, secure in your care. Press them to your holy breast, O Holy One, and grant them peace and respite from care. We remember before You especially this day.