May every nation come to live in the steadfast Love and Wisdom of the Spirit of Truth!
A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 32 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.
Rejoice in the Beloved, O you holy ones!
Praise is a grace of the loving
Praise the Beloved with songs and reeds,
Give praise with dace and leaps;
Sing a new song, and
shout with a joyful heart!
For the work of the Creator is truth,
and all creation reflects the
faithfulness of the Beloved.
Justice and mercy we render to the Holy One,
To the universe filled with Love Divine.
Through Love Consciousness the heavens
and earth were created,
And all who dwell on earth
by the creator’s breath of Life.
All creation, from the depth of the seas,
Is held together by the Oneness of Love.
May all the earth reverence the Beloved,
may everyone stand in awe
For when the Beloved speaks,
it comes to pass;
As Love’s way it guides and directs,
Thus, it stands.
Without Love, the nations counsel
comes to nothing,
the plans of the people are futile.
The counsel of the Creator is eternal
available to very generation.
Blessed are the nations that listen
in silence and make decisions
with Wisdom’s Counsel;
Blessed are all the people who respond
to Love’s Way.
For, the Beloved dwells in every heart
that is open and receptive;
Into our hands, into our hearts,
does the Beloved surrender,
that we might do with Love
what we will.
Do we not know, that the nations
are not saved by military might,
just as generals are not saved
by their own strength?
All such arms are the outward expression
of greed in fearful hearts;
They will reap only repair, death,
Behold, the Love of the Beloved is stronger
than ten thousand bombs,
more to be desired than the wealth
of all nations.
Do we not know that to dwell in
the heart of the Beloved
Is the promise to every nation,
the birthright of all people,
the journey to life eternal?
Our soul years for the Beloved,
for peace, joy and assurance.
Then will our hearts be glad and sing
songs of gratitude,
Praising the name of the Holy One!
May every nation come to live in
the steadfast Love and Wisdom
of the Spirit of Truth!
May all peoples work with Love Divine!