December 2, 2023

Psalm 63:1-11

1   O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2   So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3   Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4   So I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

5   My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,
and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
6   when I think of you on my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7   for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
8   My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.

9   But those who seek to destroy my life
shall go down into the depths of the earth;
10  they shall be given over to the power of the sword,
they shall be prey for jackals.
11  But the king shall rejoice in God;
all who swear by him shall exult,
for the mouths of liars will be stopped.


God, thank you for loving us, hearing us, providing for us on our best days and our worst. When our motivation runs dry, renew and revive our hearts and minds. When we look around and reflect on all the things that bring us delight, help us pause and lift up our thanks. Help us always remember we can find what we need in the shadow of your wings of love, forgiveness, grace and peace. In Christ we pray, Amen. 

Written by Rev. Gini Norris-Lane, Executive Director of the UKirk Collegiate Ministries Association.

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