Love comes to all who open their hearts, and dwells therein

A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 20 from Nan Merrill’s book Psalms for Praying

Experience stillness and in the quiet hear what God is offering from these rich and hope-filled words.

May the Great Birther who created

you in wholeness, comfort you

when you call!

May the Name of Love be your


and rise up in your heart

as a tower of strength!

May all you have given in gratitude

and with open hands

be returned to you a hundredfold!

May your heart’s desires and all of

Love’s plans for you

be fulfilled in due season!

Let us shout for joy as Love

triumphs over fear;

Let our thankful hearts sing in

loud acclamation to the

Beloved, who answers

our heartfelt prayers for


Now I know that Love comes to all

who open their hearts, and

dwells therein

offering gifts of peace and harmony.

See may boast of wealth and

personal power;

they will stubble and fall.

Let us boast of the One who

comes in the Name of Love;

We shall rise up strong and sure.

O Beloved, you who created us,

You bless us with your Love,

For you are the Divine Guest

dwelling within our hearts.

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