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.
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
until the fears that bind me
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
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
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
they bring only suffering, despair,
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
O Heart of my heart;
I sing praises to You among
For your enduring Love and Light
fills the universe, and even
makes a home in my heart!
Be exalted, O Holy One, Creator of
For you Glory reigns throughout
all the universe!