We thank You, God,

for a love so strong,


That You would fashion a universe

place within it a world,

and give life to creatures

so that You could have someone to love.


That You would confront the worst that people can do

and conquer

without drawing any blood

but Your own.


That You would breathe Your Spirit into what You made,

allowing human hands to share

in building your life and purpose in the world.


That You would live in that which You created,

and inspire love for You in our hearts,

so that when we take the time to look

we would find you in each other

and share the love we have found in You.