Let us call on the Giver of Life to guide our feet into the way of peace
A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 28 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.
Heart of my heart, I call to You;
You hear my cry and support me.
Should You remain silent in me,
I walk as in a desert waste.
You heed the voice of my humble request
when I call your holy Name,
when I lift my hands,
O Holy One,
To acknowledge your power and glory.
Protect me from those who love
Those who delight in their own law,
Whose words be come meaningless
by the deeds of their hearts.
In your justice they will reap
a harvest of loneliness;
In your mercy, they will receive
a reward worthy of their acts.
For they, who remain separated
from your love, O Beloved,
Will miss the joy of your blessed
grace, the peace of your
Blessed are You, Heart of my heart!
for You heed the cry of my spirit.
You are my strength and my protection;
into your hands I commend my soul.
My heart leaps as You come to my aid,
and my lament becomes
a song of exultation,
a shout of praise to You,
O my comforter!
Remember well, O my friends,
The Spirit of Truth becomes known
to all who are receptive to Love,
Giving strength and shelter.
Mercy and justice are our birthright –
Let us call on the Giver of Life
to guide our feet into the
way of peace, and
to live in our hearts forever.
Blessed be the Name of the Most High!