Aug 122017

We praise you, Father, for the sea, the sky and the stars.

We praise you for the power of the atom.

We praise you for the oil flowing like rivers, for the rockets like lightning among the stars, for the satellites hovering over the planets.

We praise you, Father, for science and technology.

We praise you for the matter that you have created, which, though it seems dead to our eyes, is yet living matter, matter transformed, the meeting place of divine action and human activity.

We praise you, Father, for the artists and technicians, for the scholars and the countless workers who take that matter and use it and transform it.

We praise you for the eternal plan of your love, which governs that great movement forward of the universe.

We praise you for your Son.

Through him all things came to be, and not one thing has its being but through him.

Through him, you continue to create all things, to make them holy, to give them life, to bless them and to give them to us.

It is by him, and with him, and in him, God the Father almighty, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit, that we honour and glorify you, for ever and ever.

Lord, let me be the one who, from time to time, in the still of the night, looks with the eyes of a son upon what you have created so that I may praise the Creator.

Let me be as an excited child before the Father so that he may smile down upon the child that I am.

Quoist, Michel. Keeping Hope – Favourite Prayers for Modern Living: Selected Inspirational Prayers from World-Renowned Theologian Michel Quoist (Kindle Locations 778-788). Gill & Macmillan. Kindle Edition.


  6 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. And for me, the trick is to continue the praise, when things aren’t so wonderful…..

  2. Amen to that, Owen. So true.

  3. remember in prayer

    Victor- chronic back pain

    Michael – needs gull bladder surgery, gull bladder stones and kidney stones.- surgery on the 25th of this month

    Captain Kevin – Hi Friends, I’m really struggling with pain, fatigue, and vertigo right now. I have to be back to work officially in 12 days, and have so much to do to get ready for the new school year, but it’s difficult to focus on those tasks. Maybe God could send me a secretary/massage therapist/physical therapist/chiropractor.

    Captain Kevin -I seem to be in a season of great difficulty with my fibromyalgia and arthritis. In addition to the normal achiness, I’m having frequent moments of excruciating pain, especially in my neck and left shoulder. I recently had some injections, which normally work really well, but this time not so much.
    Also, when pain kicks in like this, it triggers depression

    Michael – Calvary Chapel pastor Mike Neglia of Cork, Ireland was struck by a car while running this morning in Orange County. Keep him in your prayers and his family as well…

    JoelG – If you could pray for the guys at The Home in downtown Portland. That they know they are loved by our Lord beyond comprehension.

    JoelG- can no longer do outreach in a certain area because it caused him to infect his home with bedbugs….pray he finds a solution that does not harm his family.

    Michael – Please pray for a young man I just took to the ER from the skatepark,
    20 years old, homeless, drunk, and injured.
    He’s a mess, but he matters.

    JTK – banned from local collage , review is pending

    Scooter Jones- son is suicidal , not doing well

    Lurkie Loo -I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed on Valentine’s day with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.

    Captain Kevin – a childhood friend who unfriended me on FB for my conservative views. This was after referring to me and some of my friends as scum of the earth along with other names I wouldn’t repeat here. I appealed on the basis of an almost lifelong friendship and that I not only respected him for holding well-reasoned views but that we had much more in common than not. He would have none of it. I grieve over a lost friendship as well as my part in the destruction.

    surfer51 (david) “stage four” prostate cancer.

    John 20:29 – cousin Jerry has prostate cancer

    Erunner- mom has blocked arteries

    Michael- upcoming surgery, tumor on his thyroid and spot on his lung, very ill,

    Lennea- sister salvation and cancer My sister has asked me to not contact her anymore as I brought her information about a pending lawsuit against her (from the school district she teaches in). I pray that she would draw near to the Lord and confess her own sins.

    filbertz – nephew’s 16-year-old son who evidently accidentally shot himself new year’s eve, still in pain over drew’s death.

    JD – young step nephew shot himself in the head the day after Christmas 2016.

    Erunner- wife RA

    Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God

    Captain kevin – new direction for he and his wife, work load, health

    Dan -new direction for he and wife, looking for a new church

    UnCCed- still hurting over treatment from her church

    Luisa- hurt by church

    the least of these-hurt by church

    Disillusioned-hurt by church

    Bart- hurt by church

  4. MK so good to see you

  5. Thanks, Dusty. 🙂
    Trusting all is well with you and yours. I continue to appreciate all you do here for our PP community. Have a wonderful day!

    Praying the list today.

  6. i think it’s alright to cry when you’re hurting… turn to the Father and cry…
    sometimes the praise flows when one looks back and realizes that He got you through
    reading the list and praying with

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