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Are you sure you want to remove bookConfirmation and any corresponding bookmarks? My Preferences My Reading List. Frankenstein Mary Shelley. Critical Essays The Romantic Movement. Adam Bede has been added to your Reading List! I will dwell in your house forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. For you, O God, have heard my vows— You have granted me a glimpse of your love. May there be peace in our world. May the powerful of the world sit before you.
And I will sing your songs Day by day I will fulfill my vow to you. Monday, June 26, Psalm 62 Waiting for God. In that is my strength and my salvation. Remembering that touch, I am free. I am often besieged, from within and without by forces that would topple me— Doubts, difficulties, enemies, depressions, my own double-mindedness.
Put your trust in God pour out your heart and find refuge For people, leaders, and nations are all temporal. Idolizing wealth is foolish. Our education and good deeds take us only so far. When God speaks in our hearts— that is what gives life its shine. It opens us to love and helps us to be loving. Labels: prayerspiritual experience. Sunday, June 25, Psalm 63 Thirsting. My soul thirsts for you, O God As my dehydrated body craves water.
I often loose touch with your loving kindness My longing for you is the only real evidence I have that you are really here.
You have been my helper I have taken refuge in the shadow of your wings. Dispatch my fears, O God help me find my center in You. And I will rejoice. Labels: doubtfaithworks. Saturday, June 24, Psalm 64 -Whining. Hear my voice, O God, when I whine about my fears about my failings about my foibles about all my discordant selves They bring me down! They work against me They hide within me. My mind and heart hold a Mystery-- You are also there.
You show me all my facets and bring new life from within I see your work-- I put my trust in You I rejoice. Labels: whole self. It is good to give thanks, for the boundless mercy which renews us and makes us whole. Happy are those who know this and open themselves to the Light.
Your law governs her cycles of snow, run-off, flood, and rain. You crown the year with abundance The wild lands are watered with dew. The hills deck themselves with green. The meadows adorn themselves with flocks, The valleys gown themselves with grain. They dance together. They join in song. Labels: earth prayers. Thursday, June 22, Psalm Salvation.
Oh God, your world is awesome, When I notice it, my fears and anxieties flee. You have nudged us towards goodness. You hold our souls in life. You will not allow our feet to slip. You have tested us in the fires of life. We have found ourselves trapped We have carried heavy burdens Our enemies have driven over us. And you have brought us out. I will honor You I will speak of You You have heard me and attended to my prayer.
Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer nor withheld steadfast love from me. Labels: God's Lovethe world. Wednesday, June 21, Psalm 67 Bless Us. Bless us, O God— whisper in our hearts and light our times. Let all the people of the earth praise you with all their diverse voices.
Let them call out the ten thousand names. Let all nations praise you with the best of their ways. Let the peoples of the earth bless the earth and heal her together. Bless us, O God, with your presence in our hearts, And in the soul of our nation. Labels: diversitypraise. Tuesday, June 20, Psalm 68 Salvation. As the wind disperses smoke, As the wax melts in the fire May all that divides me and separates me flee before Your love.
As once You touched me with awareness on a bright June day when all had been soaked and sad As once You touched me with acceptance when my heart was heavy. As You have calmed me and opened my heart in the presence of suffering. As You have showed me that there is a path beyond death.
Blessed be God, day by day, The God of our Salvation, who bears our burdens. Monday, June 19, Psalm 69 -deep water. Save me, O God, I have gotten myself in deep waters. I am tired of crying. O God, you know my foolishness and my faults— Do you love me anyway? I really am sinking. These rushing, dark waters are going to swallow me up. Answer me, God! Your loving kindness would save me. If I could see your face, it would be enough to ease my distress and help me relax in the flood.
I will remember that you are here, even in the torrent, even in the war. I will give thanks for the small beauties and kindnesses of the day. And for the love that is in my heart. Labels: depressionhelp. O God, make speed to save me, O Lord, make haste to help me.
May my fears weaken, my will soften, my resentments ease. May I be glad and rejoice in You, weak as I am. You are my helper and my deliverer. O God, do not tarry. Saturday, June 17, Psalm 71 --Taking Refuge. Deliver me in love and set me free. Be my strong rock, a home to keep me safe. Deliver me, O God, from the hand of the wicked, from the clutches of the foolish and the oppressive. You are my hope, Holy One— I have been sustained by your love since I was born. I am grown now, and strong in the eyes of the world but you are my refuge and my strength.
You have shown me great adversities— and you have restored my life. You strengthen me more and more you enfold and comfort me. Now that I am old and gray, do not forsake me. Friday, June 16, Psalm Prayer for the powerful. May those in power in the world rule with justice and righteousness. May the poor be rescued, the oppressors crushed, and your love reign from generation to generation. The nations together will establish prosperity for all and wisely use the fruits of the earth.
Then will their promise be fulfilled— The nations will be blessed and Kindness Of Heart Serving the One whose creation this is. I have set myself to live with an open heart to abandon my self to love and service. How often I loose my way— in resentment, in loneliness, in despair.
I can cop out, give in, go along with wealth and power. We think we have a right to pile up our wealth, to entertain ourselves with toys while the world suffers. I know this and feel helpless—and the poor call me oppressor with the rest.
How can I live with an open heart in a time like this? My love and service are so small against the vast needs of the world. I sit in this darkness, and no answer comes. God is silent. Psalm 74 --Seasons. O God, why have you withdrawn? Are you angry with me? Did I do something wrong? How long will you leave me like this? Why have you drawn back? You are my God Yours is the day, yours also is the night. You established the moon and the sun You fixed all the boundaries of the earth You made both the summer and the winter.
And a time and a season for everything. Psalm 75 And Know Your Love. Unending thanks, O God for all you have done and are doing Especially for giving us freedom to do good and thereby joining with you in creation Forgive us all the floundering ways we do harm in our pride and greed and emptiness Help us find you— in the four directions in the wilderness, and in the mountains.
Help us to choose to do right by the earth and by each other so that we may drink from your cup And know your love. Wednesday, June 14, Psalm 76 Knowing God. How do we know God? Only by reference…by glimpse out of the corner of our eye. Only by taking hints and making guesses. The world trembles with the thrust of life. The glow of love sustains our days.
Our foolish ways are redeemed, and we are turned back to justice and compassion. Psalm 77 Are You There? I will cry aloud to God I will cry aloud and God will hear me. But it has left a god-shaped hole in my being. I think of God and am restless I ponder and my spirit faints I am sleepless at night and speechless by day anxious and sad. I gaze on your creation. Remember times I felt your gracious touch See your power in sun and storm And in my heart. Here is a story, to tell our children— a cautionary tale to help them understand— We have been blessed, our nation, by abundant resources by wise leaders by resourceful people.
We have also been greedy and selfish— taking land that did not belong to us, enslaving the African making war on nations which displeased us. We have accomplished much been a light to the nations We have used our strength for good. We have been decedent Worshiped ourselves Forgotten the people. Grant a healing of our hearts, o God help us to choose life, to do good, to use our power well in the world.
Psalm 79 --How Long, O God? Your body, the world, is being despoiled The people who serve You have died at the hands of the violent, the greedy, the wicked. Those now in power are devouring all that is good How long, O God, how long?
Please forget our sins, and meet us with compassion For we have been brought low. Your absence from this scene makes doubt steal into our hearts and gives cynics a field day. Make yourself known to us, O God For we are your people and your hands in the world. We will give thanks for whatever you give us And praise Your name for our whole lives. Hear my prayers. Heed the cry of my open heart. You nourished a seed growing there— prepared the ground and planted it.
It grew large enough to fill the whole landscape! But now—the busy boar has ravaged it The beasts of doubt have fed on it. The slings and arrows are outrageous. Look upon your servant, O God— Help me tend and preserve my ravaged heart.
Let your hand be on me—whom you once called to you and made strong. Give my faith life again, so I can Call on your name with a whole heart. Hear my prayers—heed the cry of my open heart. Psalm 81 Keep Listening. Sing, Shout, be Joyful! Play music, blow horns At the new moon, the full moon, the holy days, the Sabbath.
Let this rejoicing be your practice. Hear the still, small voice— You called on me in trouble and I helped you. Keep listening! Open your heart and it will fill up.
My longing is for you, as yours is for me. I want to whisper in your ear And satisfy your hunger with honey from the rock.
Psalm 82 Instructions. Among the many clamoring voices in my being speaks One, still and small. How long with you consort with the wicked? Instead save the weak and the orphan defend the humble and the needy Rescue the sick and the poor and deliver them from the Powers of the world.
Help the ones who go about in darkness. Shake things up! You are a child of the Most High. And you are here but a little while.
Psalm 83 Distractions. O God, do not be silent Do not keep still or hold your peace I am in tumult I can not find my center in You. Angers, fears, resentments, distractions. It all keeps me from you— Help me— Make all this like whirling dust like chaff before the wind--blow. Saturday, June 10, Psalm 84 --Ease. The sparrow has a place in the rafters. The swallow raises her young in the nest she has made. They live and move easily in their places.
They flit and soar around Your world altar. They are home. It is not so easy for me. I long for that ease of being and pray for the grace to live in the world as at Your altar. Happy are they who live in the Pilgrim way; They walk through desolate landscapes and find your springs. They toil through mountains and discover your peaks. They set themselves to the tasks of love and service and know deep satisfaction One day lived in this grace is better than a thousand spent at our own devices.
When we walk our appointed path in peace, We find our home and our way. Friday, June 09, Psalm 85 -- Peace. O God, you have given us a beautiful earth— Grant us the wisdom to use it well. Lead us to an inner life in which we can rejoice. Speak peace to us, that we may live in peace. May your mercy and truth meet together Righteousness and peace kiss each other, Surrounding us with your light. Help us know true prosperity, And be gentle with your Earth. Guide our feet in the ways of peace. Psalm 86 --Hear My Prayer.
Hear my prayer, Holy One— for I am poor in spirit and miserable. Keep watch over my life for I depend on you. Gladden the soul of your servant to you I lift up my heart. Teach me your way, O God, and I will walk in your truth. Knit my heart to your Heart- that I may I know I am with you. I will thank you, Creator, Sustainer, with all my heart and honor and seek you all my days.
For great is Kindness Of Heart love toward me. You have delivered me from my pit. You have helped me in trouble. You are slow to anger and full of kindness and truth. Turn to me, and have mercy on me. Psalm 87 -- The Earth is Holy. The whole earth is holy loved into being with delight.
The earth is beautiful every mountain, every bush, every fish. Love encompasses all Love encompasses all. Give thanks and praise, use it well and dance the holy dance.
Psalm 88 -- Depression. I cry out day and night for help— Hoping for something—relief? Did You put me here? What did I do?
Are You angry? Am I just not good enough? Did you take my friends away? This is going to kill me. And yet—if this is Your darkness, I will bear it. Keep my heart open and my hands working—anyway. Psalm God's Love. We know it in our hearts, we see it in the dance of stars, and in the crashing waves of the sea.
God created the very directions And founded the world on the basis of righteousness, justice, truth, and love. Happy are those who walk in these ways, and teach their children the same. Though life is short and flesh is frail, rejoice in this gift of life and love. Psalm 90 Life and Death. We have come out of the Earth and to the Earth we return Our lives are but a flash in the light of Eternity. We are like beautiful flowers which live only a day.
We might live 70 years—more if our strength holds. So much work and hardship! How quickly the time passes. Teach us then, to value our days to treat each one as a sacred trust. Fill our hearts with wisdom. In spite of all the grief and suffering May we be always glad of this precious gift And hallow the good in each day. Labels: deathlife. Thursday, June 08, Psalm Trouble.
I dwell in the shelter of the Most High. You will deliver me from the snare of the hunter and from all manner of evils. You will cover me with your pinions Kindness Of Heart hide me in the shadow of your wings. I need not be afraid of any terror of the night, or danger of the day. I will be strong in the face of difficulty and face the trials of my life with calm assurance. I need not fear illness or injury, people who roar like lions Kindness Of Heart hiss like snakes, You will tread on my fears.
I hear you whisper, " I am bound to you in love, therefore I will help you in times of trouble. I am with you when you call for me.
I will dwell in your heart through the years of your life—and forever. Labels: trust. Psalm 92 God's Purposes. It is a good thing to give thanks to God And to sing praises to the Holy One To remember being loved early in the morning And feeling safe by night. I rejoice. For You have made me glad. The magnificence of Nature is very deep. Remember: although the wicked seem to flourish, that is an illusion. Those who have thwarted them will be gone.
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