Wednesday, August 24, 2011

.grateful.



oh Lord,
You have searched me
and You know me.
You know when i sit and when i rise;
You perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out, and my lying down,
You are familiar in all my ways.
before a word is on my tongue,
You know it completely,
oh Lord.
You hem me in
behind, and before,
and You lay Your hand upon me.
such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
where can i go from Your spirit?
from Your presence, where can i flee?
if i go up to the heavens,
You are there,
if i make my bed in the depths,
You are there.
if i fly on the wings of the dawn,
if i settle on the far side of the sea,
even there,
Your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.

.psalm 139:1-10.

1 comment:

thekingpin68 said...

And guidance is always needed.

Blessings with your blog and life, Emily.

Dr. Russ Murray (via Blogger next blog)

Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.

Amen.