We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”
-Dorothy Day, nonviolent social activist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement
Canticle of Creation
O Radiant Earth and Spirits of Nature!
I call upon you!
Open my heart to love
in every action and in all of creation.
gestating in the womb of your red earth
consecrated by the family of matter
I am your offspring!
Sea water flows through my cells
clouds cast shadows over my heart,
blood of bison in my veins,
raven wind speaks me
Beauty fells my soul!
Thus comes morning, whispering
Holy, Holy, Holy
then a chorus of voices,
Mother wakes up from slumber,
healing occurs nightly in the temple of dreams.
Come! Sky, Star, Planet
I am made of dust.
Where heaven kisses earth,
I am vastness and silence
Where souls are restored by drops of night,
I, too, am family.
Beverly Lanzetta’s Morning Prayer 3: Canticle of Creation, published in Daily Prayers to Holy Mystery (c) 2015.
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