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Psalm 116 text and Prayer to accompany Beardemphl image

Living Psalm 116,  Version and Prayer to Accompany Erin Beardemphl’s Image (separate file)

By Maren Tirabassi

I love God who hears my voice and my supplications.
who inclines an ear to me.
Therefore, I am confident to pray out all my life as long as I live.
I will lift up the cup of salvation so that all can see.
I will call out the name of God so that everyone knows
the source of my strength.
I will live out my promises to God not in personal spirituality,
but in the midst of God’s blessed people,
and honor in love the lives and the deaths
of all, for God holds all precious.

Prayer for this time of Physical Distancing: 
Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of God is the death of God’s faithful.
Though we must wait for funerals,
though we must grieve alone,
though we often cannot even say -- farewell --
still we are confident --
precious is this child of God ___________(name)
beloved to us, faithful in God’s sight. Amen

©2020 Maren Tirabassi.  All rights reserved. Permission given to reproduce in worship or educational settings.

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