4.06.2009

praying today's psalm: psa 57

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
For in you my soul takes refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
Until the disaster has passed.
I cry out to God Most High,
To God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
Rebuking those who hotly pursue me;
God sends his love and his faithfulness.

(Psa 57:1-3, NIV)

Lord, have mercy on us. Have mercy on us precisely because we do not take refuge in you. Because we take our problems everywhere but into the shadow of your wings. Because we cry out for help to everyone except to our God Most High. Have mercy on us. Save us from ourselves—let alone our enemies. Restore in us zeal for your presence. May we rest in no other. May we hope in no other. Amen Amen

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