Speak Lord: For us as we are for others…

prayer-nantes

The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise always on my lips;
in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
The humble shall hear and be glad.

The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

The Lord turns his face against the wicked
to destroy their remembrance from the earth.
The just call and the Lord hears
and rescues them in all their distress.

The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
those whose spirit is crushed he will save.
The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.
Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.

The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

Psalm 33:2-3,17-19,23

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted – to those who sometimes feel no-one is with them, for them.

The Lord turns from the wicked, those who will hurt and harm others.

The Lord is not partial to this or that individual, but because God is love cannot but be ‘against’ that which harms individuals.

The Lord who simply is love, cannot love one more than another, but we can alienate ourselves from his love.

  • What about us cries out for the Lord’s balm?
  • What about us might anger him?
  • Speak with the Lord about what is in your heart.

Candles, Nantes. (c) 2016, Allen Morris

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