Glory be to you, O God.

for the gift of life

unfolding through those who have gone before me.

Glory be to you, O God,

for your life planted within my soul

and in every soul coming into the world.

Glory be to you, O God,

for the grace of new beginning

placed before me in every moment and encounter of life.

Glory, glory, glory

for the grace of new beginnings in every moment of life.

-J. Philip Newell