From Prayers for the Domestic Church by Edward Hays
BLESSED ARE YOU, LORD OUR GOD, WHO HAS FILLED CREATION WITH LIGHT AND SPLENDOR.
Radiant Lord, we rejoice with hearts filled with gratitude that You are not a hidden God for You reveal Yourself daily through the mystery of light.
Your majesty and glory shine out from within all of creation, as well as from sun, moon and stars.
We walk by their light, and we also feed upon that light as it is transformed daily into our food.
Blessed are You, Illuminator of All Creation, for the gifts of sunrise, high noon and sunset.
In the splendor of the sun, the sky-wheel of energy and light, we see Your splendor, O Light of Lights.
Your Son, Jesus, called Himself the light of the world and invited us to be His luminous brothers and sisters and Your children of light.
We are grateful for the daily light of insight, that gift by which we see our way to You.
We are also grateful for shadows and nightfall which serve as background for this light.
In our lives, we often stand in the darkness of failings and suffering.
May Your Divine Presence be a shining star in the midst of gloom.
Like the plants of the earth, may we lean toward You, Eternal Source of All Light and Energy.
Help us, this day, to be light to all we meet.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, who has filled creation with light and splendor.
Prayerfully, Fr. Pat, C.Ss.R.