The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

Psalm 121
I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

God won’t let you stumble,
your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s
Guardian will never doze or sleep.

God’s your Guardian,
right at your side to protect you—
Shielding you from sunstroke,
sheltering you from moonstroke.

God guards you from every evil,
and guards your very life.
God guards you when you leave and when you return,
guards you now, guards you always.

Praying the Psalms
I look up to the clouds,
and see another plane fly by,
wondering: where does my help come from?
Above, below, before, behind,
my help comes from you,
God who guards,
God who shelters,
God who protects.
Be with me, God.

May 7, 2022

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