Composed for Loretta Gavin by Daniel Brick
Most Holy Trinity,
You have blessed me
with Life, Salvation, Truth.
Your gifts have made me
more than I could be by myself.
I rejoice that You have have chosen me
to be enveloped by Your Love and Grace.
I am one of Your children in the grace
of Your abundant fatherly love. You have cared
for me for ten decades. It has been a wonder
past expectation. My response is to praise You,
to fulfill Your Will, to live everyday in the light
of Your Holy Catholic Church, and to serve You through Eternity.
I bow gratefully before Your mercy and Your sacrifice
which opened the Gates of Paradise for our salvation.
You blessed my husband and me with fourteen dear children
we raised to serve You faithfully. Our joy was ever their
joy, our hope was ever their obedience to Your Will,
our prayer is ever our family’s reunion in Your Eternity.
Jesus sent You, Holy Spirit, to abide in our hearts
after His Resurrection. You have ever since been
the presence of God within us, as close to us as
our heartbeat, filling our minds with the highest Truths,
making our bodies Temples of Divinity, making our souls
worthy of the Life Everlasting proclaimed by the Angels and Saints.