Thursday, February 25, 2016

Psalm 23

Dear Friends,

     These words from Psalm 23 remind us to rest and to take the time we need to renew our spirit.  Grant yourself permission to be still, to allow God to bring nourishment to your mind, body, and soul.

Wishing you the rest you need,

Psalm 23

O my Beloved, You are my shepherd,
I shall not want;
You bring me to green pastures
For rest
And lead me beside still waters
Renewing my spirit;
You restore my soul.
You lead me in the path of goodness
To follow Love’s way.

Even though I walk through the 
Valley of the shadow and of death
I am not afraid;
For you are ever with me;
Your rod and your staff
They guide me,
They give me strength
And comfort.

You prepare a table before me
In the presence of all my fears;
You bless me with oil,
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me
All the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the heart of the Beloved forever.

-Taken from Psalms for Praying, An Invitation to Wholeness by Nan C. Merrill

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