Living Psalm 26:1-8 – Pentecost 13A
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 26: 1-8
Pentecost 13 A
School with us, O God,
in person and online,
through hybrids and homeschools.
Bless teachers and school boards,
administrators and custodians
in a time of trust and wavering trust.
This autumn is not a time of tests,
but of hearts and minds
trying to love students
and guide education faithfully.
Bless parents in their balancing,
college students in their choices,
kindergartners in their newness.
We wash our hands,
mask our faces, prepare for change,
honor every effort, every decision
which may not be the last one,
pray for safety in the virus,
and give thanks
for all that we can learn,
in school buildings and kitchen tables,
from the earth, your smartboard,
under the skies, your playground.
Living Psalm 26 was written by Maren Tirabassi.
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.
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 Maren Tirabassi. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.