Lord of energy, teach us to pray …
Our Creator – source of all power,
we want to align ourselves like iron filings to
We want to be drawn to your intent;
to live in a society that responds to your beckoning,
to feel the surge of your life-giving energy.
Grant us wisdom in our use of physical energy.
Help us to live by the standards we choose,
not those of others: to focus our desire on you,
not the fake comforts of modern living,
to be satisfied by a sense of your love,
not our own power or status.
Because we know that your way is the only
true way, that everything we love and are is a gift from
you,and that to know you as our Creator
is to glimpse eternity (John Polhill – Paris vigil)