Living Psalm 119:105-112 – Pentecost 6A
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.
Living Psalm 119: 105-112—Pentecost 6 A
God of the Ancestors,
you are the light of the world
illumination on the path of my life
a radiant beam that guides my spirit
to bring justice to the land of the living.
Give me life according to your word
for I am deeply troubled
I am burdened and distressed
afflicted with the injustices that I see
overtaken with sorrow at the wickedness before me.
I am weighed down with the needs of the poor
dismayed by the pandemic that spreads
heartbroken by the hatred and the fear,
overcome by the corruption in high places
forlorn as I march in the streets demanding change.
Teach me the ways of those who have gone before
lend me the wisdom of the ages
open my eyes and mouth to the truth
so that I will not forget your mighty ways
as I hold the miracle of my life in my hands.
Accept my offerings of praise
for your presence and your love
teach me to follow you
teach me to call your name
teach me to fight for justice.
Living Psalm 119: 105-112 for Pentecost 6 A was written by The Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson.
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 Karen Georgia Thompson. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.