You Have Called Me by Name

morning lightOh, Lord my God,
You called me from the sleep of nothingness
merely because in your tremendous love
you want to make good and beautiful beings.
You have called me by my name in my mother’s womb.
You have given me breath and light and movement
and walked with me every moment of my existence.
I am amazed, Lord God of the universe,
that you attend to me and, more, cherish me.
Create in me the faithfulness that moves you,
and I will trust you and yearn for you all my days.

—Joseph Tetlow, SJ, in Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits


  1. Such a gracious and beautiful prayer expressing the tender devotion and appreciation to the Lord for His kindness and love for us and creation…thank you


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