Another prayer from The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien, SJ. This time it is by Karl Rahner, SJ [1904-1984].
I should like to speak with you, my God,
and yet what else can I speak of but you?
Indeed, could anything at all exist
which had not been present with you from all eternity,
which didn’t have its true home
and most intimate explanation in your mind and heart?
Isn’t everything I ever say
really a statement about you?
On the other hand,
if I try, shyly and hesitantly,
to speak to you about yourself
you will still be hearing about me.
For what could I say about you
except that you are my God,
The God of my beginning and end,
God of my joy and my need,
God of my life?