At Encounter we started to explore the question, Can we love God for who He is and not for what He gives? We encouraged you to spend the week praying a prayer of adoration penned by Sister Mary Faustina, a Polish nun who lived in the early 20th century. Here’s that prayer for any of you who weren’t able to make it to Encounter… or who possibly lost your card already.
I adore You, Lord and Creator. I adore You for all the works of Your hands that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord. You have spread so much beauty over the earth and it tells me about Your beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of You.
My Lord and Creator, Your goodness encourages me to converse with You Your mercy abolishes the chasm which separates the Creator from the creature. To converse with You, O Lord, is the delight of my heart. Here, Your light illumines my mind, enabling it to know You more and more deeply.
O Christ, let me glorify Your goodness and mercy with every drop of my blood and every beat of my heart. Would that I be transformed into a hymn of adoration of You. May every beat of my heart, to its last be a loving hymn glorifying Your unfathomable mercy.