I invite you to read and reflect on Nan C Merrill’s paraphrase of Psalm 25 verses 8-21 which was the set Psalm for last week…
You are gracious and just, O Spirit of Truth, happy to guide those who miss their way. You enjoy teaching all who are open, all who choose to live in truth. Your paths are loving and sure, O Holy One, for those who give witness to You through their lives.
For the honour of your Name, O Beloved, forgive my separation from You. I bow down before You; instruct me, that I might choose the way of love and truth. I would live in your abundance and my children as well. Your friendship is offered to all whose hearts are open. You will make known your promises to them. My eyes are ever on You, Beloved, keep my feet from stumbling along the way.
Turn to me, O Holy One, and envelop me with your love, for I am lonely and oppressed. Relieve the blocks in my heart that keep me separated from You. See all the darkness within me, fill it with your healing light. Look at my pain and all my fears, they shut out love and life.
Protect me and free me, let me not live as unworthy, for I would make my home in You. May integrity and wholeness fill me as I dwell with You, O Loving Presence.