Speak Lord: Life-given…


I thank you for the wonder of my being.

O Lord, you search me and you know me,
you know my resting and my rising,
you discern my purpose from afar.
You mark when I walk or lie down,
all my ways lie open to you.

For it was you who created my being,
knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I thank you for the wonder of my being,
for the wonders of all your creation.

Already you knew my soul,
my body held no secret from you
when I was being fashioned in secret
and moulded in the depths of the earth.

Psalm for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist
Psalm 138(139):1-3,13-15

God knows us better than we know ourselves. God knew us before we even knew there was an ‘us’ to know! He knows our ultimate purpose, whereas we can often barely see our hand in front of our face…

  • When, how, why have you best known yourself?
  • What mistakes about yourself do you most commonly make about yourself?
  • Bring these awarenesses to God in prayer…

Birthplace of John the Baptist, Ein Kerem, Israel. (c) 2012, Allen Morris.


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