Thanksgiving for Deliverance
and Prayer for Help
from Psalms for Praying, Nan C. Merrill
I waited patiently for the Beloved,
who heard my cry and came to me.
Love raised me from the pits of despair,
out of confusion and fear,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
There is a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to the Beloved.
May many see and rejoice,
may they put their trust in Love.
Blessed are those who make Love their home,
who do not turn to the proud,
to those who follow false idols!
O Beloved, how wondrous are your gifts to us;
Your thoughts are beyond our imagination.
What joy to live in Oneness with You!
Were we to proclaim and tell of Your beauty and blessed grace, who could measure it?