O, Ha Shem, "I am,"
we live and move and have our
Being in you, LORD.
The name of God was considered to Holy to voice when reading Hebrew scripture. Therefore, when the Hebrew letters YHWH appeared, the reader would say "ha shem," meaning, "the name" in Hebrew. Praying, "O, LORD," can slip off my lips in many ways. May I bow to "the name" that holds more than I can conceive.
Save us, O LORD, carry us back.
Rouse your power and come.
Rescue your people, show us your face.
Bring us home.
Bob Dufford, SJ