SPIRIT, GOD, MY GOD
Magisterial Maker of Planets,
Your million, billion galaxies
would take small notice if our dumb tiny
civilization blasted itself in atomic fire
to icy doom in the vast dark void
of far-reaching - endless - space.
given to frail man the toys of gods:
the power to sunder atoms, rearrange genes,
the means to travel to planets far from earth,
the genetic codes to restructure our bodies,
and the most awesome human gift of all:
the will itself which allows each of us
to make the chain of choices which form
our personal destiny and ultimate fate.
More than just a mind to calculate,
You gave us also a will to shape our future,
A conscience to evaluate our choices,
a heart with which to love,
a soul with which to embrace You,
... but also the power to hate our fellow creatures,
to annihilate our very civilization, or to turn our
backs on You
and the heaven which You have prepared for us.
you have indeed, given us the power to chooose or
to destroy our eternal happiness.
one rebellious angel
You hurled into the abyss
have given me a voice to sing
with heavenly choirs, and the means with which to
attain eternal life with You in heaven... or to hurl
myself into the kingdom of Satan and the everlasting
torments of hell.
us, God, as we discover our powers:
on our earth, beneath our soil,
in your heavens above,
and throughout our vast universe.
to use Your magnificent gifts
wisely, humbly, eagerly, creatively and well,
for the good of our lovely fragile planet
and for the health and freedom, the unity
and goodness of all our fellow creatures.
Now I beg
You, humbly, please,
Sweet, Deific Spirit of Love,
Hold me! Lead me! Show me the shining way.
Make me worthy! Light fires of hope
and inspiration in my mind and soul.
Show me the
path of stars through the infinite skies to the glittering
of Your heavenly house, where I may enter in and find
at last unending rest and peace,
and joy in You, my Maker, my Master,
my Great Eternal Love.
All this I pray in the name of Jesus,
2011 Donn B. Murphy
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