will I not forget thee
BEHOLD, I HAVE GRAVEN
UPON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS
Father God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Son,
All in One united from all eternity,
I pray to You this day.
Your disciple doubting Thomas insisted
that he must "place his fingers within
Your wounds," to prove to himself
that You were the Risen Christ God.
Let me never doubt the reality
of Your Infinite Divine Being,
the agony of Your human suffering,
or the generosity of Your saving sacrifice
made on the Cross for all human souls.
me with those wounded, upraised hands, ripped
open and bleeding for mankind's redemption on
the Calvary hilltop.
Guide my hands and my mind to do Your
in the world, never injuring any person
or creature of Yours intentionally
Hopefully, I raise my hands and my heart
in praise and love to You, Christ,
Make me worthy to see Your Sacred Hands
one day outstretched to forgive me, bless me,
and welcome me to paradise.
may I clasp and kiss Your blessed
Finally, Jesu Christi, please hold
me fast eternally and never ever let me go.
2011 Donn B. Murphy
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