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To the Hills

To the Hills

 

(Inspired by Psalm 121)


Let me sit in silence
and abide with You, my Savior.

I lift my eyes to the hills,

but my help lies beyond the horizon.

O God, I lift my eyes to You,
for You are my heart and my help.

I stand fast upon the path of truth

because You are my foundation.
I lay upon my bed at night 

knowing You watch over me
and keep me safe,
and I am at peace.


You hear my cries, and know my fears:
your hand rests upon my head
to bless and protect me.
Evil cannot enfold me,
for I rest in the embrace of the Almighty,
whose love never sleeps or turns away.


The Maker of heaven and earth loves me
and tenderly cares for me:
who can do me harm?


God watches over me in all my journeys:
God sets my feet firmly upon the way of love and compassion.
The God of Peace calls me
to the path of righteousness,
whose foundation is justice and equality.


The heat of anger and fear may beat down upon me,
but my God shades me and shields me,
and I am at peace.

 

In all my roaming and all my homings,

God’s gaze rest upon me

now and always.

Amen.

 

The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire is a writer, musician, and a priest in the Diocese of Missouri. She is priest-in-charge of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville, MO.  She posts daily prayers at her blog Abiding In Hope, and collects spiritual writings and images at Poems, Psalms, and Prayers.

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