Devotion - August 22, 2019

Psalm 71:1–3

1. In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.

2. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me.

3. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me,

for you are my rock and my fortress.

Reflection by Darlene Wagner

The psalmist here addresses a personal Higher Power who can restore the individual to wholeness. In what ways can a person know their Higher Power as a refuge? By a simple, meditative deep breath. By prayer as often as possible. By focusing the mind on goodwill towards people who are different. By planning and following through with acts of generosity... and by innumerable other ways that cultivate the Divine Presence.

Prayer –

Oh Goddess my Love, wholeheartedly I seek you.

In a desolate dry desert land, where there is no water.

I long for you, my refuge, midst the craggy mountains.

On lonely hillsides, never need I walk alone.

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