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Psalm for 2014

Lynne Baab • Thursday August 21 2014

The church in Seattle where I served as associate pastor from 1997 to 2004, Bethany Presbyterian, has asked members of the church community to write psalms, so I decided to write one. I’m posting it here, along with some reflection/journaling questions.

Psalm for 2014 by Lynne Baab

Loving God, we’re tired:
worn out from multitasking,
frustrated by new software and apps,
and overloaded with stimulation.
We wonder how to nurture friendships
in a Facebook age
and how to love
new Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim neighbors.
God, our Creator and Redeemer,
be the still point in the turning world.
Guide us into your paths
and help us embrace the challenges
set before us,
relying on your grace and power
and looking to our brothers and sisters in Christ
for companionship and support.
God our help and our joy,
put your song on our lips
and your love in our hearts.

Reflection/Journaling Questions:

Are you tired these days? What contributes to your fatigue? What helps you find energy?

What helps you experience God as the still point in the turning world?

What helps you rely on God’s grace and power?

In what settings are you likely to have God’s song on your lips and God’s love in your heart?

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