Yearn (Psalm 63)

O God, my Mother,

my heart yearns for you;

my soul desires you,

my body longs for you,

I am in a dry and dreary land

where there is no water.

I am still in your presence, though

Embrace me and give me peace and equanimity.

Your love is better than life,

I sing in harmony with you.

I walk with you always in all ways,

I feel the hug of your mercy and protection.

I am satisfied by the bread of life;

and my thirst is quenched with living wine.

Despite the most disturbing of night watches,

I cultivate my blessings and graces.

I sleep in calmness and rest assured

You are with me everyday in every way.

in the silence I feel your attendance.

My soul clings to you;

you hold the tension of pain and hope with me.

Take away my fear and doubts;

And give me courage, strength, and patience.

My enemies will be vanquished

My foes will be crushed.

My God and my Mother;

thank you for my angels,

thank you for embracing me

thank you for joyousness.

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