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Grand Finale (Psalm 148-150)

Angels praise The Ancient Arriving One
Bright blessed ones praise Bestower of Beauty 
Composers praise Our Cosmic Companion 
Dancers praise The One Who Delights In Us
Each creature's essence praises Creator
Free spirits praise The One Who Sets Us Free
Good governors praise Great Glorious Guide
Humble hearts praise One Who Humbled Himself 
Indigenous tribes praise Immanent One
Jurists praise The Just Judge of All the Earth
Kindred souls praise The Gentlest Kindest One
Lifelong lovers praise Giver of All Life
Musicians praise Most Melodious Muse
New-Agers praise One Who Makes All Things New
Ocean Ovations praise Omnicient One
Poets praise Prayer-and-Play-Powered Presence 
Questors praise The One Who Quiets Squallers
Readers of nature praise Rainbow Artist
Scientists praise Serene Stupendous One
Tellers of tall tales praise Great Tree Talker
Underdogs praise The One Who Understands
Vibrant folk praise Love's Vigilant Vigor
Walkers praise The Wellspring of Wellbeing 
XYZ generations praise The Christ!

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The Fog Lifts

Laughs, cries, songs tumble forth! Holy Joy!
Hands dance heartbeats on drums, keys, strings.

Bethlehem Newborn heals torn families,
brings hope to bombed towns and battered tribes.

Strong Love rescues destitute parents 
but wealth wielders scatter with their thoughts.

Grandparent of Galaxies powers
growing cycles, weaves weather patterns.

Sun and Storm Maestro has no regard 
for technocrats or self-made musclers.

Sweet Shalom feeds and shelters God-folk.
Sighs of relief! High fives all around!


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Decree for Advent 2016 (Psalm 146)

Whereas 
from Creator's visionary playtimes
all species originate and evolve--
green mosses, trees with varied bark textures,
creatures that swim, fly, dig, climb, step or run--
and whereas
all live and die by divine appointment--
elephant, donkey, cock and hen alike,
blind to injustice, deaf to our own hearts--
yet whereas
Holy Love's humble messengers emerge
on every continent, and lawmakers 
start serving the common good, protecting 
rights, ensuring clean air, water and soil--
Now therefore
be it proclaimed in all jurisdictions:
Ageless Love rules with endless energy.

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Rave Review (Psalm 145)

imageAll Powerful Ever Gentle One,
in awe of You, voices soar, lives shine.
Every day Silence, Word and Action
interplay, honoring You anew.

Animals teach us instinctive trust:
there is plenty; Love gives all we need.
At home or outdoors with grandchildren
Your macro/ micro Presence thrills us.

Joyseeds from You always yield heart fruit.
Refreshed by Your Undiluted Love
we respect all people equally.
Wow! Holy earth, sky and sea creatures!
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Shalom Dream (Psalm 144)

Perfect, ever-resilient Love
from whom all life emanates,
on whom all depend,
teach us Peace.

War-resistant, violence-proof Love,
reprogram fear-based instincts;
unite youth leaders
and elders.

You give our brief lives infinite worth,
all-consuming Fire of Truth.
Psalm-writers restore
sanity.

Happiness is being each other's 
healers in Heaven's earth-rooms,
meeting every need
in Your Joy.
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Advent Lament – Psalm 143

Listener in Chief, receive our sighs.
Ready Responder, we're half dead!
Love Embodied, we recall stories:
You righted wrongs; You resolved conflicts.
Creation's beauty sustains us, but
treaties are forgotten, rights trampled.
Write Your New Dawn Truth through poets' pens;
Peace Teacher, free our speech and actions.
We yearn to follow You, Fearless One.

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November End (Psalm 142)

I know no We right now,
feel only me, yet sense You, Love,
hearing hell-on-earth bawls,
seeing crestfallen eyes.

Wasting away in my
who-cares-anyway cell, I call
Jesus, Help refugees!
Free water protectors!

Eternal Love Spirit
puts me in solidarity 
with each displaced person.
God, send New Advent Hope!
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Evening Prayers (Psalm 141)

Lonely spirits sigh for You, Great Love;
every bone and muscle craves Your strength.
Some light candles; others wave smudge sticks.
Hands up, we surrender in silence.

Turn off our auto-pilot chatter,
Heart Guide; defuse anger's explosives.
Keep us on Your Peacemaking Wavelength,
free of sound byte darts and impulses.

Most Perceptive Counselor, help us
correct our vision through friends' critiques.
When will monied power grabbers lose
their tearannical grip on sad souls?