All living beings eat from your hand;
you give and they gather.
You open your hand
and we are filled with goodness.
You hand me my life, each moment a gift.
I trust…. I receive… I am grateful.
When you hide your face
we are dismayed.
All my anxiety is because I can’t see
your invisible face that’s always there.
I trust… I close my eyes… I am here.
When you hold your breath
we die and return to dust.
Each breath, I die.
Then you breathe your breath into me
and you bring me to life.
I breathe… I live… I Am.
Each moment you breathe forth your Spirit
and we are re-created;
all the universe is created anew.
You are always creating the world;
each moment you are creating me.
I breathe in… in your image… I am being formed
May the glory of the Lord endure forever,
God’s delight in all Creation.
You delight in me.
I delight in you.
This is eternal life.
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