Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A prayer from the Psalms

I found much comfort in the following words today in my prayers, I hope they bring you the same comfort that they brought me.

You once favored, LORD, your land, restored the good fortune of Jacob. You forgave the guilt of your people, pardoned all their sins. Selah You withdrew all your wrath, turned back your burning anger. Restore us once more, God our savior; abandon your wrath against us.

Will you be angry with us forever, drag out your anger for all generations? Please give us life again, that your people may rejoice in you. Show us, LORD, your love; grant us your salvation. I will listen for the word of God; surely the LORD will proclaim peace To his people, to the faithful, to those who trust in him. Near indeed is salvation for the loyal; prosperity will fill our land.

Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss. Truth will spring from the earth; justice will look down from heaven. The LORD will surely grant abundance; our land will yield its increase. Prosperity will march before the Lord, and good fortune will follow behind.

In Christ,

P.S. a little poetry verse for the day, We each walk from a different place, at a different pace, some running as in a race, and others climbing a mountain that they think they cannot face. But in the end we are all going to the same place.