Praying with the Jesuits
Almighty and ever-watchful God,
You are beginning and end,
alpha and omega.
Your start all things,
and bring all things back to Yourself.
For no living creature can make itself come to be;
no living being wakes itself from nothingness.
Nothing in me could have made You love me,
or forced You to want me to be.
Since before I came to be,
You have loved me with an everlasting love,
and now Your totally free love burns at the core of my life,
at the core of myself.
I acknowledge You Creator and Lord,
once at the start of all things and always, all days,
as the beginning of all things.
You alone are Lord,
living and reigning forever and ever. Amen.