But blessed are your eyes, because they see,
and your ears because they hear.
Blest be our eyes,
because they see your splendor:
in the sunlight at play in
in the faces of loved ones;
in the beauty of images,
of Cezanne and
And blessed be our ears
which certainly hear your glory
in the sounds of geese high overhead;
in baby’s laugh; in a Puccini opera,
in the hello of a friend.
let us always listen
for the cries of
please make our lives rich,
so our eyes and ears always wait
to receive your
THE FIRST READING
My word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it.
Lord of all, tend to our earth.
Give it clean water
for all your
fertile and fruitful.
send us out
to plant your Word
within the entire world.
THE SECOND READING
... for creation awaits with eager expectation
the revelation of the children of God.
laboring within itself,
eagerly seeking to be set free from
its pollution and corruption, and to grow in
the wonders you give it, through
let us see into
the deep soul of this,
our deeply wounded world.
Please let us help
in saving it.