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Living Psalm 119: 1- 8 - Epiphany 6

Living Psalm 119: 1-8
Sixth Sunday of Epiphany — February 16, 2020

On the hard days, what I pray:
Follow the Way, do my best. Let go of the inner critic.
Happiness is living into my future integrity.
(How do I want to remember having been right now?)
Live into the divine wonder of being, 
and open my heart to humility, for God.
(wouldn’t it be nice if it were right and wrong and a clear answer?)
But you, God, have made this world beyond a binary, 
and offered choice to your people.
I pray I can be ever more faithful to you. 
Walk the way.
Even when it sucks.
Then, after all this nonsense blows over,
I will know that I have been beside you in my call and in my actions.
I will give thanks, on That Day.
I will do my best.  Even here. Even now. 
(don’t leave me, God.) 

Living Psalm  119: 1-8 Epiphany 6 was written by The Rev. Chris Davies, Minister and Team Leader for Faith Education, Innovation and Formation (INFO), UCC..

Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community.  Maren Tirabassi, editor

Logo is detail from Living Psalm 80 by Sophia Beardemphl, Redwoods, CA. Recovering from significant bullying, Sophia, age nine, read Psalm 80 and thought of brokenness that needs mending. She drew this broken and mended bowl.

© Copyright 2020 Faith INFO Team, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115-1100.  Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  All publishing rights reserved.  

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