Living Psalm 85—Advent 2 – Year B

Living Psalm 85: 1-2; 8-13 for Advent 2 B

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 85: 1-2; 8-13 for Advent 2 B

Oh, God, we know you’ve done this system-change thing before,
You have carried our ancestors through so much,
And turned the people from self-destruction to collective liberation,
Repentance and repair and reparation before us.


So, God, Let me have it.
Speak peace. Through your people.
I am listening. We are listening.
We who are ready for your World, On Earth,
Surely you will help us find the way.
And your world will know Peace and Abundance.

There will be enough love.
There will be faith we can figure it out.
We will balance between care for those who need it most,
And compassion for those who must let go of excess.

The growing things will be in abundance, and none will go hungry.
The rain itself falling from the sky will cleanse this world.

God, your Created Earth will breathe health, again.


Living Psalm 85: 1-2; 8-13 for Advent 2 B, 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.

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 Chris Davies. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.


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