Monday, May 9, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

Psalm 123
I look to you, heaven-dwelling God,
look up to you for help.
Like servants, alert to their master’s commands,
like a maiden attending her lady,
We’re watching and waiting, holding our breath,
awaiting your word of mercy.
Mercy, God, mercy!
We’ve been kicked around long enough,
Kicked in the teeth by complacent rich men,
kicked when we’re down by arrogant brutes.

Praying the Psalms
Heaven-dwelling God,
we need you close.
Our troubles come round.
Let your protection
rise up and be relief.
Amen.