“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Hosea 14:7,8b


“My people will again live under My shade. They will flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines. They will be as fragrant as the wines of Lebanon.

…I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from Me.”

– Hosea 14:7,8b



“The love of the Beloved or, to put it better, the Beloved who is love, loves only love and faithfulness. Do not resist his love. Can we stop loving the one who is Love in person? Can the one who is Love by His very nature be unloved?”   – St. Bernard



Thank You, O Magnificent and Loving God,

thank You for being so near to us,

for protecting us,

comforting us,

feeding us,

and letting us taste from Your inconceivable, everlasting love.


Almighty Father,

something inside of me acknowledges Your nearness;

something inside of me

makes me bow my head in awe of Your presence.

Something inside of me

wants to shout out Your name in praise

and to give You never-ending glory and honour.

Something inside of me

knows where it belongs;

where it wants to be – with its Maker, forever,

in the fragrant shadow of Your great love.


My soul yearns for You, O God,

it glories in Your awesome presence,

and it rejoices as it receives from the great abundance of Your love.


Lord, I pray,

that I will never stray away from Your refreshing shade;

from the shadow of Your divine love.

Strengthen me, O God,

instil in me the fruit of Your spirit,

and plant Your eternal Word in my heart.


Thank You, O Great and Merciful God,

thank You.

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