Hear Me! (Psalm 120)

I call on you, my God, in my distress,    please answer me.    save me, my God from the lying lips and     deceitful tongues of the willful, who surround me. Their lying is not helpful,    their deception is unkind, Make them listen,    their unfaithfulness is hurtful.    pierce their hearts withContinue reading “Hear Me! (Psalm 120)”

Use Me

(Based on the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi) O God, Make me an instrument of the Spirit; where there is bias, openness; where there is intransigence, reconciliation; where there is hesitancy, zeal; where there is judgment, compassion; where there is fear, peace; where there is selfishness, love. O God, Help me to confront prejudiceContinue reading “Use Me”

Problem

Just sayin’, “no problem”, does not help. There is a tendency to dismiss problems, by suggesting they are not, what they are: an issue to deal with. Time and time again problems remain. Unless trouble is responded to, these issues will not resolve themselves. Just sayin’, “no problem”, does not help. Unacknowledged problems will fester,Continue reading “Problem”

Helper (Psalm 72)

Endow our leaders with your justice, O God,    our children with your righteousness. Judge your people in righteousness, and    give the weak and vulnerable justice. Bestow on us the majesty of the mountains,    and the fruition of the orchards. Defend the sick and wounded, and    help our needy children Her radianceContinue reading “Helper (Psalm 72)”