Living Psalm 15 – Epiphany 4A
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.
Who may abide in your sacred spaces, O God?
Must I walk blamelessly and always do what’s right?
Must I be perfect in the manner in which I live?
Instead, you ask that we speak our truth, our authenticity from the depths of our souls-
That we live in kindness by speaking graciously with our tongues
And treat friend and stranger equally.
You ask that our neighbors know only love from our hearts and hands.
We stand by our covenants with our entire minds and souls,
And strive for economic justice throughout our world.
Through faithfulness, we build your realm of equity-
Of care for the ones who hurt,
Of inclusion for our marginalized siblings,
And of justice for all disenfranchised people.
Through our ways of living,
As we craft your realm of equity, justice, and love,
All of us will find our peace in your presence.
Living Psalm for Epiphany 4A – Psalm 15 was written by Rev. Michelle L. Torigian, Senior Pastor, St. Paul UCC, Belleville, IL.
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 Michelle Torigian. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.