Sep 26, 2016

A Psalm of Praise: Psalm 112

Here is a beautiful paraphrase of Psalm 112. It was written by Nan C. Merrill, in Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness.

Prayer of Praise
A Paraphrase of Psalm 112

Praises be to You, O Gracious One!

Blessed are those who reverence the Holy One,
who greatly delight in the Word!
For they dwell with Love,
and their children will learn of peace and justice.
Abundance and wholeness will be their heritage,
and truth will be their banner.

Light penetrates the darkness for those who face their fears;
Love stands by them with mercy and forgiveness.
It goes well for those who are loving and kind,
who live their days with justice and integrity.

They become co-creators with the Divine One;
they bless the world with their presence.
In times of trouble, they know not fear;
their hearts are firm,
trusting in your Loving Companion Presence.

Yes, their hearts are steady, they are not afraid,
even their enemies are blessed by their love.

They are generous and give freely;
the needy are offered shelter and food;
justice and mercy make their home there;
and their righteousness endures forever.

The unloving are witness to this;
who knows when the seed will find a fertile heart?
The fruits of those who know Love are blessing to all!

~ written by Nan C. Merrill, in Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness.  https://www.amazon.com/Psalms-Praying-Invitation-Nan-Merrill/dp/0826410456