Psalm of Praise

Br. Michael, ofm


Blessed are you, O God,

Creator, Artist, Inspiration

you weave together all of life

telling the story of your great love.


From prairie vistas and large skies

to mountain tops and forest paths,

from creeks flowing and oceans roaring

to wheat fields and a single flower,

you constantly display

your goodness,


and joy.


Your love flows like a waterfall,

it is as strong as the boulders,

as delicate as a lady bug’s wing.


Your love is made known

in creative ways not just once in time

rather over and over again

you infuse your love

in creation,

in humanity,

in me.


Your love is painted in every sunset,

stitched into each pinecone,

carved into each shell.


Your love awakens us to new life

stirs us in our ideas

speaks to us of hope.


From the birds of the air

to the fish of the seas,

from the dog at my side

to the giraffe on the Sahara,

from the polar bear of white

to the gecko color changing,

you show forth your creative ways

which inspires us to the same.


Blessed are you, O God.




Photo Credit: Benjamin Davies