In the shadow of your wings I will find peace, until the fears that bind me are transformed.

A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 57 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.

Psalm 57

Be merciful to me, O Beloved!

I open my heart to You,

for in You is Love and Wisdom.

In the shadow of your wings I will

find peace, 

until the fears that bind me 

are transformed.

I cry to the Source of all life,

to the Eternal One whose Plan

is wholeness for all. 

Send your angels to awaken me,

put to rest all that keeps me

in darkness.

Help me to live the Oneness we are

eternally with Love Consciousness!

I lie at night in the midst of 


Fear rise up to taunt me,

they seem to control my life.

Be exalted, O Holy One Creator of

the galaxies!

Let your Glory, your Love and Light

embrace all the earth!

My fears have woven a web; like a 

spider that seeks 

to entrap and eat me.

Fears live within me, gnawing at

my bones,

they bring only suffering, despair,

and paralysis.  

Yet in my heart I know, Beloved, your

Love is the healing balm for fear.

I will sing and make melody!

Awaken, my soul!

Awaken me to Love’s song! 

I years to co-create with you.

I give thanks to You among

The peoples,

O Heart of my heart;

I sing praises to You among 

the nations,

For your enduring Love and Light 

fills the universe, and even

makes a home in my heart!

Be exalted, O Holy One, Creator of

The galaxies!

For you Glory reigns throughout 

all the universe!

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