Although I have often abandoned You,
O Lord, you have never abandoned me.
Your hand of love is always outstretched towards me,
even when I stubbornly look the other way.
And Your gentle voice constantly calls me,
even when I obstinately refuse to listen…
What a good friend You are, Lord!
You are so patient, willing to wait
as long as necessary for me to turn to You.
You rejoice at the times when I love You, but
You do not hold against me the times when I ignore You.
Your patience is beyond my understanding.
Even when I pray, my mind fills with
worldly concerns and vain daydreams.
Yet you are happy
if I give only a single second of honest prayer,
turning that second into a seed of love.
Oh Lord, I enjoy your friendship so much,
why is it not possible for me to think of you constantly?