I choose the path that leads back Home, trusting in your love
A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 26 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.
Speak on my behalf, O Beloved,
for I would choose the path
that leads back Home,
trusting in your love
May my heart be as your Heart;
May my mind be as your Mind.
May your steadfast love guide me
As I live according to your Will,
You, O Counsellor, are my strength
and my guide; so
I choose the path of peace
I walk with friends of integrity,
and associate with those
who live in truth;
I love the company of faith-filled
and count myself among those
who make your World their own.
Cleanse my heart in innocence
that I might childlike be,
Singing songs of thanksgiving
and proclaiming the
O Loving Presence, I cherish your
dwelling place, my heart;
O, that I might radiate Love Divine.
Keep me always in you presence,
Ever-ready to praise your Name.
Make me holy, complete in You,
Write my name among the saints.
For I choose the path of peace
The Counsellor is my strength
and my guide.
Standing with equanimity in heaven’s
I shall know Love and Peace
beyond the world’s understanding.
Blessed are You, O my Beloved!