Love is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?Love is the strength of  my life, Of whom shall I be afraid?

A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 27 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.

Love is my light and

my salvation,

whom shall I fear?

Love is the strength of

my life, Of whom shall I be afraid?

When fears assail me,

rising up to accuse me,

Each one in turn shall be seen

in Love’s light.

Though a multitude of demons

rise up within me,

my heart shall not fear.

Though doubts and guilt do battle,

yet shall I remain confident.

One thing have I asked of Love,

that I shall ever seek:

That I might dwell in the

Heart of Love

all the days of my life,

To behold the Beauty of my Beloved,

and to know Love’s Plan.

For I shall hide in Love’s heart

in the day of trouble,

As in a tent in the desert,

Away from the noise of my fears.

And I shall rise above

my struggles, my pain,

Shouting blessings of gratitude

in Love’s Heart

And singing melodies of praise

to my Beloved.

Hear, O my Beloved,

when I cry aloud,

be gracious and answer me!

You aha said, “Seek my face.”

My heart responds,

Your face, my Beloved, do I seek;

hide not your face from me.”

Do not turn from me,

You who have been my refuge.

Enfold me in your strong arms,

O Blessed One.

Though my father and mother

may not understand me,

You, my Beloved, know me and love me.

Teach me to be love,

as You are Love;

Lead me through each fear;

Hold my hand as I walk through

valleys of illusion each day,

That I may know your Peace.

I believe that I shall know the

Realm of Heaven,

of Love, here on Earth!

Call upon the Beloved,

be strong and trust

in the heart’s courage.

Trust in the power of Love;

the Beloved’s unconditional and

ever lasting love for you.

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