Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

Psalm 126
It seemed like a dream, too good to be true,
when God returned Zion’s exiles.
We laughed, we sang,
we couldn’t believe our good fortune.
We were the talk of the nations—
“God was wonderful to them!”
God was wonderful to us;
we are one happy people.

And now, God, do it again—
bring rains to our drought-stricken lives
So those who planted their crops in despair
will shout “Yes!” at the harvest,
So those who went off with heavy hearts
will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.

Praying the Psalms
Your glory, across the ages.
Your protection, across generations.
And we ask again, now.
Bring peace.
Bring healing.
Make way.
For the troubles returned,
or maybe remain.
And we long again
for a return.