Living Psalm 31:9-16 – Palm/Passion Sunday C
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.
Help me God.
So many people need so much from me.
I am worn ragged with grief, my eyes swollen and sore from crying.
The reality of these past years has taken a toll on my body, my heart, my soul.
I’m in fight with my neighbors, I’m sorely distressed by those deeply committed to misunderstanding and casting me as the enemy in their stories.
I hear the rumors.
And I’m a pawn in the scheming.
(I’m just trying to hold my shit together, just like everyone else.)
I want to do right by You, God – and by the people. Steer me, take me, direct me. Remind me of my call; of who and Whose I am. Hold me and call me “Beloved” and remind me that pain doesn’t last all times.
Living Psalm for Passion Sunday C: Psalm 31:9-16 was written by the Rev. Dr. Chris Davies.
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 2022 Chris Davies. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.