Living Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19–Easter 3A

Living Psalms Book

Psalms in the form of words and art, reborn in the specific contexts of our world, privileging the voices of historically marginalized communities and those acting in solidarity with them.

When the world ignored me,
God recognized me.
When my voice got lost in the cacophony of urgent speech and sounds,
God heard me.
When I entered into spaces and seemed to invisible to others in the room,
God saw me.
When I was received with hospitality or delightful curiosity,
God welcomed me.

I love the God who recognizes, hears, sees, and welcomes.
I love the Holy One!

I will turn toward that God every time.
And I will recognize, see, hear, and welcome
In thanksgiving and remembrance
In joy and solidarity.

It is no sacrifice;
It is an abundant blessing
To return to the world
The goodness given to me.

Living Psalm for Easter 3A – Living Psalm 116-1-4, 12-14 was written by Cheryl A. Lindsay.

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 2023 Cheryl A. Lindsay. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.