God for Guidance
With all my heart I seek You;
let me not stray from Your commands
Open my eyes, that I may consider
the wonders of Your law.
I am a wayfarer of earth;
hide not Your commands from me
Make me understand the way of Your precepts,
and I will meditate on Your wondrous deeds
Your compassion is great, O Lord
119:10, 18-19, 27, 156
O God, You are
You are good and Your mercy knows no bounds.
To You arises the praise of every creature.
O God, You have given us an inner law by which we must live.
To do Your will is our task.
To follow Your ways is to know peace of heart.
To You we offer our homage.
Guide us on all the paths we travel upon this earth.
Free us from all the evil tendencies which lead our hearts away from Your will.
Never allow us to stray from You.
O God, judge of all humankind, help us to be included among Your chosen ones
on the last day.
O God, Author of peace and justice, give us true joy and authentic love, and a
lasting solidarity among peoples.
Give us Your everlasting gifts. Amen!
May the God of mercy,
the God of love, the God of peace bless each of you and all the members of your
[The Pope Speaks 37/4, 1992, 213]