Benedicite Omnia Opera

In the fiery furnace they sang out, they praised the Lord because amidst the danger of the flames God was.  The whole of creation blessing the Lord because all of it is in God’s care.

All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord;
Praise God and magnify God forever!
You angels of the Lord, bless the Lord;
Praise God and magnify God forever!
You heavens, bless the Lord;
You waters above the Firmament, bless the Lord;
You powers of the Lord, bless the Lord;
You sun and moon, bless the Lord;
You stars of heaven, bless the Lord;
You showers and dews, bless the Lord;
You winds of God, bless the Lord;
You fire and heat, bless the Lord;
You winter and summer, bless the Lord;
You dews and frost, bless the Lord;
You frost and cold, bless the Lord;
You ice and snow, bless the Lord;
You nights and days, bless the Lord;
You light and darkness, bless the Lord;
You lightning and clouds, bless the Lord;
Praise Him and magnify Him forever!
Let the earth bless the Lord;
Praise God and magnify God forever!
You mountains and hills, bless the Lord;
All you green things that grow on the earth, bless the Lord;
You wells, bless the Lord;
You seas and floods, bless the Lord;
You whales and all who move in the waters, bless the Lord;
All you birds of the air, bless the Lord;
All you beasts and cattle, bless the Lord;
All you children of mortals, bless the Lord;
Praise God and magnify God forever!
You people of God, bless the Lord;
You priests of the Lord, bless the Lord;
You servants of the Lord, bless the Lord;
You spirits and souls of the righteous, bless the Lord;
You pure and humble of heart, bless the Lord;
Ananias, Azarias and Misael, bless the Lord;
Praise God and magnify God forever!

Today as I think of the beauty that God sees and we sometimes miss.  I give thanks for the beauty of the wind and rain, the ice and snow, the frost and cold that along with me is part of God’s wonderful world.

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