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Psalm 87: A lectio divina

Psalm 87: A lectio divina

In the heavenly realm stands the City of Light; the Beloved welcomes all who come to Love. Psalm 87 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. In the heavenly realm stands the City of Light; the Beloved welcomes all who come to Love. Glories await you within the citadel,...

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Psalm 86: A lectio divina

Psalm 86: A lectio divina

You are the Beloved; be gracious to me, Heart of my heart, for with You would I walk all day. Psalm 86 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. Give ear to my cry, O Comforter, and answer me, for I am sorely in need of You. Awaken new life in me, as I yearn to do your...

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Psalm 85: A lectio divina

Psalm 85: A lectio divina

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; Righteousness and peace will embrace once another. Psalm 85 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. O Beloved, how gracious You are to your people; You restore their souls time and time again. You forgive their distractions...

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Psalm 84: A lectio divina

Psalm 84: A lectio divina

Let us walk in shoes of integrity, and don the mantle of truth. Psalm 84 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. How glorious is your dwelling place, O Blessed Architect of the universe! My soul longs, yes, aches for the abode of the Beloved; All that is within me...

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Psalm 83: A lectio divina

Psalm 83: A lectio divina

Let us walk in shoes of integrity, and don the mantle of truth. Psalm 83 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. O Great Creator, do not keep silence; do not withhold your peace or be still, O Giver of Life! For fear is rampant in the world; those who rule by...

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Psalm 82: A lectio divina

Psalm 82: A lectio divina

Arise! Awaken to the new dawn! Come into the Light; shed darkness like skin on the snake! Psalm 82 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. O compassionate Teacher, You are our merciful Counsellor; in the Silence You make yourself known to all who take time to listen....

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Psalm 81: A lectio divina

Psalm 81: A lectio divina

Sing in unison to the Most High, our strength; shout for joy and join the celebration! Psalm 81 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. Sing in unison to the Most High, our strength; shout for joy and join the celebration! Raise a song, sound the great bells, the flute...

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Psalm 80: A lectio divina

Psalm 80: A lectio divina

Truly, in You, we become like a tiny acorn, holding the secret of a mighty oak.Psalm 80 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. Eternal Listener, give heed to your people, You, who are our Guide and our Light! You, who dwell amidst the angels, shine forth into the...

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Psalm 79: A lectio divina

Psalm 79: A lectio divina

...from generation to generation we will abandon ourselves into you hands with grace-filled, open heartsPsalm 79 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. O Merciful Presence, the ignorant seem unrestrained in the world: they defile the Sacred Altar, your dwelling place...

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Psalm 78, part 4: A Lectio Divina.

Psalm 78, part 4: A Lectio Divina.

With steadfast love, will the Counsellor guide you: and to all who abandon themselves to the Beloved will the Divine Plan be revealedPsalm 78, part 4 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. Those who choose the way of darkness, Who follow the road of ignorance, become...

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Psalm 78, part 3: A Lectio Divina.

Psalm 78, part 3: A Lectio Divina.

Even so, the Source of all life remains faithful,ever-ready to lead us out of the wilderness,to speak to us in the Silence of our hearts.Psalm 78, part 3 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying. How often they tested Love and turned their backs to the Holy One! They...

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Psalm 78, part 2: A Lectio Divina.

Psalm 78, part 2: A Lectio Divina.

How patient was the Eternal LoverPsalm 78, part 2 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying Did they not know how their rebellions separated them form the Source of all that is? How often the people lost faith on the journey, not trusting in the saving power of the...

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Psalm 77: A Lectio Divina

Psalm 77: A Lectio Divina

I call to mind the closeness of my Friend; Yes, I remember the joy of the Beloved’s presencePsalm 77 from Nan Merril's Psalms for Praying I cry aloud to You, O Friend, To the Eternal Listener, that I might be heard. In the day of trouble, I seek the Beloved; in the...

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Psalm 78, part 1: A Lectio Divina.

Psalm 78, part 1: A Lectio Divina.

Yes, streams came out of the rock, and caused waters to flow down like rivers.Psalm 78, part 1 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying Listen well, O Peoples of the earth, to inner promptings of the Spirit; Let Silence enter your house that you may hear! For within your...

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Psalm 76: A Lectio Divina

Psalm 76: A Lectio Divina

Surely our fear-filled hearts will one day praise You, the gold that comes out of the ashes of our ego.Psalm 76 from Nan Merrill's Praying the Psalms...   In loving places, O Beloved, are You known, your mercy extends to all the earth. Your abode has been...

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Psalm 75: A Lectio Divina

Psalm 75: A Lectio Divina

those who live with mercy and truth will soar like the eaglePsalm 75 from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying...   I yearn to know You, O Beloved, to abide in the Peace of Love; I choose to turn from the ways of the world, where ego separates and divides.   “At...

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Mary arrives at the empty tomb: a Lectio Divina

Mary arrives at the empty tomb: a Lectio Divina

Mary stood crying outside the tomb. While she was still crying, she bent over and looked in the tomb and saw two angels there dressed in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had beenJesus Appears to Mary Magdalene John 20:11 - 18  Mary stood crying outside the tomb....

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Psalm 74: A Lectio Divina

Psalm 74: A Lectio Divina

You are the Living Water assuaging our thirst, a comfort in our desert daysPsalm 74 from Nan Merrills book Psalms for Praying   O Beloved of my heart, what does it mean that I feel separated from You? How is it that I fear your anger and condemnation? I have...

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Psalm 73: A Lectio Divina

Psalm 73: A Lectio Divina

What is my Treasure but your Love? There is nothing upon earth that I desire besides YouPsalm 73 from Nan Merrills book Psalms for Praying   Truly the Beloved is near to those with open hearts, to those who abandon themselves  to Love.  But as for me, I almost...

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