Let me begin anew, as a child at its mother’s breast who basks in love.

A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 70 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


You take delight, O Radiant One,

in gracing me with new life!

O Beloved, come and renew me!

Let me face my weaknesses and all

that confuses me,

that keeps me from joy!

I seek forgiveness for my


I desire only You!

Let me begin anew, as a child

at its mother’s breast

 who basks in love. 


May all who seek You

rejoice and be glad!

May all who surrender to You

cry out,

“My joy is in the Beloved!”

Yes, when I am lowly and fear-filled;

You hasten to me, Beloved!

You are my strength and my joy;

I Love, come and renew me again!




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