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The Universe probably doesn’t hear my words of gratitude for its existence but it probably does have the potential to hear them. The potentials for the Universe to exist in its present form, and that includes me typing this, began at the Big Bang. From einstein.stanford.edu:

“Experiments continue to show that there is no ‘space’ that stands apart from space-time itself…no arena in which matter, energy and gravity operate which is not affected by matter, energy and gravity. General relativity tells us that what we call space is just another feature of the gravitational field of the universe, so space and space-time can and do not exist apart from the matter and energy that creates the gravitational field. This is not speculation, but sound observation.”

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

At the beginning of this post my goal was to praise the basic processes of the Universe: gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear, and the weak nuclear forces, which we perceive in our daily lives as gravity, matter, energy, time, and space.

Here from the Kahn Academy is The Four Fundamental Forces video:

The Four Fundamental Forces of the Universe to which I intentionally offer my whole being. Of course, I am already part of the Universe and always will be, I have no choice, but I wish to offer my agreement with all of these things which it is. It’s potential for new things at every stage was totally incomprehensible before they came into being. Probably there are many more and whatever there is that I can help with I offer my support.

Most prayers are

Blessing and Adoration – I offer everything within my influence to the Universe. It has brought everything that exists into being, and my experiences with these things have been of consistent reliability.

Petition – If there is anything to my influence let me ask it to continue on its self-chosen path.

Intercession – I ask for no intercession other than to continue letting our creatures continue to live as has already been provided by the bounty of the Universe.

Thanksgiving – To the past, present, and future Universe, Thank You for being what you are and doing what you do.