Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my saviour.
The Lord is good and upright.
He shows the path to those who stray,
He guides the humble in the right path,
He teaches his way to the poor.
His ways are faithfulness and loveCommon Psalm I for Advent
for those who keep his covenant and law.
The Lord’s friendship is for those who revere him;
to them he reveals his covenant.
During Advent 2019 our parish is using one of the Common Psalms provided in the Lectionary for the season to encourage the singing of the psalm. So, during Advent, Living Eucharist will feature this psalm, rather than the other ordinarily set.
We will be using it on Sundays and on weekdays, and singing it either in unison or antiphonally according to circumstances.
The language of the psalm anticipates the imagery used in Isaiah and by John the Baptist – of journeying to the Lord and with the Lord.
- What is there about your journey in life that is in tension with what God calls you to?
- How might you better follow the Lord where he leads?
Judaean Desert. (c) 2012, Allen Morris