Living Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 – Easter 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.
I am here, running into you-
I know you will save me,
I don’t want to be cancelled.
I don’t want to be shamed.
Bring me into your JUSTICE-
and away from those who drip deceit from their teeth and tongue.
LISTEN TO ME NOW, GOD.
You’ve been my hiding place,
You’ve been my strength.
I see clearly that a trap awaits me-
to take matters into my own hands,
I feel like nowhere is safe.
HERE I am,
Jumping into your hands,
I rest in your hands,
every moment of my life is in your hands.
Save me from my enemies.
Shine on me, God,
Save me again, God,
In the Love that’s ever present.
Living Psalm for Easter 5A – Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 was written by Bec Cranford.
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 Bec Cranford. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.