God who wrestled with chaos to create matter, and overcame death to bring us to eternal life, give to writers, musicians, and artists a share in the work and joy of creation, that, like you, they may draw forth beauty out of nothingness, and reveal to us some glimpses of your eternity, where you are enthroned, Life-giver, Pain-bearer, Love-maker, alive for ever and ever. Amen.
A prayer by Michael Counsell (1935- ) in his book 2000 Years of Prayer, p. 564
The “work and joy of creation” continues in every moment. All of us—not just those who are called writers, musicians, and artists—all of us, are invited to join God in the work and joy of creation. Today, let the creative work and the joy of God flow through you. ~Fr. Dan
I wear a continuous mobius bracelet, the beginning becomes the end which leads back to the beginning. On the bracelet is inscribed the following prayer:
I bind myself today:
God’s power to guide me
God’s might to uphold me
God’s wisdom to teach me
God’s eye to watch over me
God’s ear to hear me
God’s word to give me speech
God’s hand to guide me God’s way to lie before me
God’s shield to shelter me
God’s Host to secure me
—Prayer attributed to St. Patrick. Shared by Suzanne P.