Living Psalm for Advent 3 and 4 – Year B – Luke 1

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Living Psalm for Advent 3 and 4, year B:
Gospel Canticle–Luke 1:46b-55

And Mary sings for us still: 

May your soul 
be a luminous 
God home 

so each of us
has a seed of rejoicing hope

that grows
somewhere
somehow
in stubborn salvation.

God locks her eyes upon
each humble one
who wants to be of service

who carries the blessings of the saints past
to those who will be born. 

A mighty Grace
has already touched our lives 
and so great things
have already been done for us 
and more
are still to come.

We are in awe
of this faith
and the way God
blankets us
when we least expect      or anticipate        or forget
how much we need it 
how much we are all loved.

This is a strong God
a power greater than us
collecting us when we are lost or straying
that has a place for every person
wants to feed the hungry
make sure everyone
has what they need
help us share good things
especially justice
and mercy
and joy
that are the true riches
our lives together.

Even when we forget about God

God doesn’t not forget about us

Forever

and 

evermore. 

Living Psalm for Advent 3 and 4 Year B–Gospel Canticle –Luke 1:46b-55 was written by Sonny Graves.

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.

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