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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 oppression

rise up with power.

They lay deceptive plans against

the people;

they consult together against

freedom and justice.

Crafty words belie intent as thousands

reap dire consequence;

nations go to war and the

innocent suffer!

Yes, they conspire with one accord;

against Love they make a covenant –

no institution is free from the

insidious arm of corruption,

at home and in fields afar.

Who will succour the homeless, the

orphans, the starving,

those cast aside by decisions

based on greed?

Who will speak up on their behalf?

Let all with faith-filled hearts

rise up with Love!

Clothe us in the dress of your peace,

and the stronghold of your mercy,

that we might bear the power

of Love;

Let us walk in shoes of integrity,

and don the mantle of truth.

Let us shed the tatters of envy and

fear,

the rags of anger and greed,

And say, “We shall seek only

the Truth,

which will set us free!”

O Beloved, let all that is unholy

within us be cleansed,

erased as chalk from a slate.

As fire consumes the forest,

as the flame reaches up to the

heavens,

Let the refining Fire of your Love

reach into the hidden places

within open hearts!

Forgive us and let the deep regret

of our souls

rise up as contrite offerings.

Let the people seek your Word,

let the nations turn from

Violence and destruction.

Let them know that You alone,

You who reign with Love,

are the Most High over

all the earth!

As your Spiritual Director, I will be a companion on your spiritual journey, creating a safe place to help you discover the truth about yourself, about God and about your relationships with others.