The Psalm below was written at the end of my 8-Day Silent Retreat at Eastern Point Retreat House, in Gloucester, MA. It was after quite a long time paying attention to the movement of God inside my heart and speaking his love and joy to me. Enjoy!
A PSALM OF GRATEFULNESS
I STAND AND BOW ALONG WITH THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES, FILLED WITH YOUR GOODNESS AND LOVE.
I STAND AMAZED THAT I AM THE OBJECT OF YOUR DESIRE AND THIS IS WHY I AM THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE.
MAY I RUN HARD AND FAST TO THE SHELTER OF YOUR WINGS.
MAY I HEAR YOU AS I PONDER YOU IN THE HIDDEN REACHES OF MY HEART.
MAY I NOT BE DECEIVED TO LOOK FOR YOU IN OTHER PLACES.
MAY I CONTINUE TO BE SURPRISED BY JOY AS I SEEK HARD AFTER THE UNSEEN GIVER.
YOU HAVE RESCUED ME FROM DEATH - I AM ALIVE!
YOU HEALED ME AND MADE ME WHOLE. AND, YOU WILL MAKE ME WHOLE AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!
- A PSALM OF GRATEFULNESS
AS ALWAYS, YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOME AS WE SHARE IN THE "WITH-GOD" LIFE WITH EACH OTHER.