For you are mine; I am your Beloved

This Psalm is read from Psalms for Praying by Nan Merrill

Nan says “Psalms for Praying is in no way meant to be replace the well-loved, still meaningful, and historically important Psalms of the Hebrew Scripture. May it stand as a companion, a dialogue, if you will, of one age speaking with a later age. May it serve as an invitation to listen to the Voice of Silence that speaks within your own soul.”

Why do nations and people plot against one another,

setting themselves apart and conspiring

against the Beloved and those

who follow Love’s way?

They say to themselves, “We are free

of Love’s law;

humility and service are for others.”

The Beloved, who is every present, can but

smile at their foolishness,

knowing that one day, they will

fall to their knees in regret.

Distracted by greed and arrogance

they do not hear the Beloved’s Voice

whispering in the silence:

“Awaken all of you living in darkness!

We are all One in Love Consciousness.

You live in my Heart even as

I dwell in yours.

For you are mine; I am your Beloved.

I have given you abundant life

to love and care for all Creation.

May it be for the delight of All.

Yet, to know Me, fears and illusions must be faced,

as an iron rod hitting a clay pot

shining Light into the darkness.”

Blessed are all who have asked

for forgiveness,

whose hearts radiate the Love

we all are at the core.

As your Spiritual Director, I will be a companion on your spiritual journey, creating a safe place to help you discover the truth about yourself, about God and about your relationships with others.