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 forgot the power of Love, and
the times that they were saved,
When they were comforted by signs,
and sustained through miracles.
Through all generations the rivers
River polluted by greed.
Through famine and floods, the Beloved
has brought forth new life.
All through the ages, the earth has
yielded its bountiful harvest;
yet, valleys and mountains, forests
and fields have been misused.
Yes, greed has become the great
destroyer of life,
taking without offering back,
consuming the earth with abandon,
leaving death, disease and destruction
in its wake.
We cannot be spared what we have sown;
Generations to come will suffer from
our wilful ways;
their lives will be a mirror to blind
and stubborn hearts.
Injustice, oppression, and greed will turn
back upon hearts of stone;
children unborn will reap a harvest
of lost dreams.
Even so, the Source of all life remains
ever-ready to lead us out of the
to speak to us in the Silence of
Yes, you are our hope, our strength, and
our fears will not overwhelm us.
You will guide us to the New Jerusalem,
to the Mountain of Hope, the
City of Light!
You will be an ever-living Presence
to those who call upon your Name,
to all who open their hearts
When, O peoples of the earth, will you
stop testing and rebelling against
the Source of Life?
When will you awaken and live
according to Love,
And attune yourselves to the music
of the spheres?
For as you turn to the Beloved,
listening for Love’s voice within
your own heart,
you will live with integrity,
you will radiate love.
When you call upon the Beloved,
your prayers will be heard;
your needs will be met
The Beloved is a stranger to those
who choose to walk in darkness,
to all who are the enemies of Light.
For You, Love of all loves, gift us
To follow the way of Life, or
to live in the shadow of death.
Who will awaken our sleeping minds,
and lift up our hearts to
Who will rouse us from apathy,
quicken our spirits that we might
serve your Plan?
The Beloved awaits our response to
the new dawn,
where the people of the earth will be
united in peace,
Where harmony will reign forever in
the beauty of diversity, and
all nations will bow before
the Most High.