Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thirsting for God

Moses striking the rock in the desert

Today and last Sunday gave me two of my favorite psalms in a row, to my very great joy. This morning's was Psalm 63 which I was taught to recite upon awakening every morning while I was in the convent.
Oh God, you are my God; egerly I seek you;
My soul thirsts for you, my flesh faints for you
As in a barren and dry land
Where there is no water.
What a wonderful prayer for beginning the day. Truly.

Here's another part I particularly like:
For your loving-indness is better than life itself;
And this one:
My soul clings to you;
Your right hand holds me fast.
I was taught many years ago in Sunday School that every prayer I would ever need could be found in the Psalter. It's so true.

1 comment:

  1. This was our Lectio Divina selection last week. I mentioned you briefly on my blog and probably will again when I write more about the realization you helped arise within me!


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