Living Psalm 130 – Lent 5A
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.
Waiting is just so hard.
You can hear it in our anguish and frustration, can’t you, God?
We are so tired of waiting. Don’t make us wait anymore.
We have trod down this road full of expectation
so that now we struggle to stand firm.
We are worn and tired
by what hasn’t yet become real.
Dear God, we are so tired of waiting.
Don’t make us wait anymore. Please.
We have changed
but you have not.
Nothing about you, O God, is different.
Your love still carries us.
It rises with us in the morning,
wipes slumber from our eyes
and encourages us to keep traveling
O God, make this way with us
so that we do more than watch.
Carry us into you it hope.
Living Psalm for 5A – Psalm 130 was written by Elsa Cook.
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 Elsa Cook. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.