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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Casting our praise loose among the stars: (Little Canticle 126)

Another prose poem from the collection called Little Canticles

LITTLE CANTICLE 126

O Almighty God, Sovereign Creator of the Universe, help us to cast our praise loose among the stars, the planets, the moons, the galaxies, the nebulae and every pathway through the skies: that it may echo around Your very throne in Heaven.

May it join with the music of the spheres and the sweet songs of a billion planets to be a prayer acceptable to You; You, who created the cosmic avenues and highways and set their inhabitants around them.

May it resonate amidst the hills and valleys with shapes so wonderful, so lovely and so awesome that they could only have been sculpted by the forces that respond to your  Your loving hands.

May it skim the surface of the strangest seas and call their creatures to make it a celestial love song to our God, who brought the cosmos from nothing.

May it make unimagined skies burst forth in jubilation, with inconceivable clouds dancing to the sound of Your praise.

May it stream its way through the tracks of every unfamiliar terrain, to be caught into the ultimate praise of the Heavenly celebration.

May it become part of the glory that bursts from beyond the created order, rendered ceaselessly by the Heavenly choir, endlessly where time and space have no meaning.

Where Your glory resonates throughout eternity: where unknown singers gladly enhance the songs that have been set free into the byways and highways of the universe and co-mingle them with the songs of angels and of saints.

That is the praise, boundlessly giving glory to You who created all things; You who deserve the worship of every created being, now, in this tiny moment and in eternity.

Praise the Creator God, O my soul and give thanks for the wonder of His cosmic miracle.

Poems with a similar theme can be found in the special index Here
and all the Little Canticles (similar format) on this blog can be found HERE
Other poems, meditations and songs with a SCIENCE & FAITH theme can be accessed HERE

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe
It is currently thought that the Universe has at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! Hence the use of the word ‘scintilla’ for a mere ten thousand billion.

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)
Cross and Particle Accelerator. The words of 'A Prayer for Understanding' can be viewed by clicking on this image

Nebula (Embroidery)

Nebula (Embroidery)
Nebula (Embroidery) to accompany the poem 'Invitation' which can be found by clicking on the image.

Orange Galaxy

Orange Galaxy
'Orange Galaxy' posted to accompany 'Bounded and Boundless'. Go to the poem by clicking on the image.

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower
Cosmic Icon 7 - Summerflower Nebula (Acrylic)

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth
Cosmic Ikon 8: Moth Nebula(imagined-acrylic) The Gold field of deep space is intended to convey the Lordship of Christ over the whole of the Cosmos

Surprise garden rose (Photo)

Surprise garden rose (Photo)
This beautiful head of roses in our garden, which are giving off a delightful perfume in the morning sun, seems a fitting picture to link to the sonnet 'Evolution and Beauty'. Let the picture take you there. It is a surprise because it is growing high on a bush of otherwise pure yellow roses: amazing!

Cross and Vortex

Cross and Vortex
'Cross and Vortex' to accompany 'Stars and Planets Sing Your Glory'. Click on the image to go to the poem/hymn.

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)
Gaseous Cosmic Threads: Mixed media - acrylics and painted threads

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)
Warm Umbrian Hills: Click image to take you to the poem St Francis' Sky

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)
'Cosmic Labyrinth' - This icon is a symbol of the path through the near reaches of the Cosmos with its 'Havens' where current advances in science (2012/13) are celebrated. By clicking on the picture you will be taken to the latest version of the poem of the same name.

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)
Time, perhaps to consider a restorative break before the approach of Advent/ Christmas. Let this image take you to 'On Drawing Apart'.

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)
On the South shore of Iona is a bay which shows the industrial scarring of a beautiful place. Read of it by clicking on the picture

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)
Cross and simple prayer rope: make one like this to use as an aid to using ‘The Jesus Prayer'