Call to Prayer – May 19, 2017

Opening Prayer

O God, pour into our hearts a great love towards you. Stir our deepest desire to love you in all things and above all things. May your love be what we notice even now in the silence.  Amen.

Reading

We are what we love. If we love God, in whose image we were created, we discover ourselves in him and we cannot help being happy: we have already achieved something of the fullness of being for which we were destined in our creation. If we love everything else but God, we contradict the image born in our very essence, and we cannot help being unhappy, because we are living a caricature of what we are meant to be.

Thomas Merton, The Waters of Siloe pp 349-350

Silence

Blessing

May we meet God’s love today and happily join with it, for the praise and glory of God’s name. Amen