You, the hope of all the earth to the distant shore that brings us Home.
A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 65 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
Praise belongs to You, O Indwelling
to You we commit our lives,
to You who hear our prayers!
To You we come when we go astray;
When our transgressions fill us
You do forgive us.
Blessed are those who draw near
those who dwell in your Heart!
Awaken us to your kindness,
enter into the Sacred Chapel
Of our heart!
Through the pain and suffering, your
presence sustains us,
O merciful One, our Comforter,
You, the hope of all the earth to
the distant shore that brings us Home.
By your Light the foundations were
created being guided by Love;
You still the roaring of the
the pounding of waves,
the tumult of the peoples,
So that those who dwell even at
earth’s outer bounds
recognise and reverence You.
At the rise of each morning, and
as the sun sets at night,
the people bow their heads
in reverent gratitude.
You visited the earth and slaked
offering Living Streams of
You fed the hungry,
and taught of Love’s way.
You watered hardened souls,
filled with stone and weeds,
softening them with kindness,
and blessing their growth.
You crowned your years with
inviting all to Eternal Life.
In the desert flowers come forth,
the pastures flourish with
fruit and grain;
Creation’s diversity is glorious!
May all people honour these gifts
with joyful song
while walking the path of Love.