The Good Book – Psalm 119

Voice of Love, we read You with growing joy.
Beyond imagining, Your Story has
no start or end, yet jibes indelibly
with all we observe by science or art.

Word of Love, we need Your Playbook for all
life's overlapping stages--student to
teacher, child to parent to grandparent.
Without Your wise cues our improv fizzles.

Mother Lode of Love, we seek and find You
between lines, behind scenes, deep in authors'
plots and characters' minds. On every page
of Your Book of Books, Truth facets glisten.

Seed Bank of Love, You keep our souls fertile,
sprouting year-round harvests of poetry
greens and drought-resistant prose grains in Your
Historic Library's Public Gardens.

Ever-living Legacy of Love, lead
us in Your Creative Peacemaking Way.
Teach us to meditate on Your Prayer Book,
mediate conflicts and honor treaties.

Solid Love – Psalm 118

This is Love's Day, people! Tell it; write it;
give it up for Triple True Forever
Love that outlasts all blasts, outlives, outgives,
overcomes every fear and declaws death.

Chant it, rappers; fill in the blanks, children.
Crisscross, double-crossed, Love may be stymied
but not stifled, down but not gone; always
comes back at dawn, more alive than ever.

Been to hell on earth? Heaven was there first
and is recruiting for Love's Takeover.
Praise Liberator! Thank Holy Searchlight!
Celebrate Creator's Unending Love!



Dear Divine Healer – Psalm 116

What a relief! You're all ears, and all heart😊
Thank You for sensing our secret whimpers,
absorbing every loss, easing each hurt.
We praise You for bathing fevers, fractures,
tumors, tremors in Undiluted Love.
How priceless Your cure for greed or despair!
We treasure Your gift of shared tears at death.
To You we entrust our banners of hope🙂

Morning Moon – Psalm 115

Stop, Soul, get off ego's train:
trying to be a writer,
wanting to be an artist,
needing to be a grandma;
Spirit me, Love, from station to station.

Look, Church, is there life beneath our surface?
Brainwaves rise and fall;
can we detect a heartbeat?
Emotions appear,
any actual motions?

Listen, People: discern Love.
Trust our Creator's empowerment
for noble purpose as passionate,
compassionate caregivers
for each other and this wondrous planet.