Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Reflections on Psalm 51

Create in me a pure heart, O God,

May the well of my love never run dry, may compassion fill my soul each day.  Let all hurts and transgressions be cleansed in the life blood of my soul and be forgiven with each sunrise.  I release the anger and fear that would disallow for me to immerse myself in a state of unconditional love and I dive into the bliss of your Divine tenderness.

and renew a steadfast Spirit within me.

Each day when I rise, may I be conscious of the possibilities that await me.  May I make my resolve to be in a state of grace and humility as I forge my will to be a vessel of love and kindness.  When the darkness of the night fails to leave me when I rise, let me hold to silence and cling to breath and do no further harm.

Do not cast me from your presence

May my own shortfalls teach me wisdom so that I know in the very depths of my heart that any idea I have that you have abandoned me is born of my own shame.  When I fall let my first reflex be rejection of shame, let my second be to reach for your hand as I rise.

or take your Holy Spirit from me.

In the times of absence, when my soul yearns to wander and I am overcome, may I have the fortitude to see beyond my window the living evidence of you, so near me I need only reach out to the tree or flower to touch you.  May the affirmations you so lovingly deliver be the light of my faith leading me home.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation

The utter bliss that fills my being when I accept your tremendous love, when I submit to your grand direction, when I say yes to your wild proposal, is the sustenance that my faith feeds on and my spirit yearns for.  May I know that your salvation is an invitation extended in every moment of my existence; never retracted, always bestowed.

and grant me a willing Spirit

O the greatest gift of all!  Let me be the freedom fighter for the cause of my bound but willful Spirit.  The fire you ignite in me is the weapon of my faith, the peaceful tool that is all I need to build the house where my spirit dwells and from where I joyously give shelter to all.

to sustain me.

Upon opening my eyes let my first thought be that I am grateful to be alive.  For being alive in this time, on this day, is your will and desire for me.  Let my sustenance be that which is provided to me so that I may be strong enough to do your good works, and awaken me to the wisdom that your provisions are enough and eternal.

Amen, my God, my Divine Mother and Father, amen and may it be so.  Let this prayer travel past rocks and bones to the depths of your Earth and through the ethers to the heights of your Heavens.  Let this prayer permeate the universe, live fiercely within me and flow determinedly from my tongue.