Our Lives as Art

Great God of beauty and wonder,

There are days when I wish
that you had given us
a blueprint for life,
with every step
mapped out in detail,
and every decision
already made.

Instead, you gave us
each a life for a canvas,
and gifts and talents
for a palette and brushes,
the Spirit for our guide,
and the Son for our model,
then you sent us out
into the world to paint.

Now, with the loving eye
of the great artist who painted
the night sky with stars,
help us to create something beautiful
with you.