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May 20

Psalm 145, 4-7

Something to read

One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty - and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They tell of the power of your awesome works - and I will proclaim your great deeds. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. 

Something to think about

‘Glorious splendour’ and ‘mighty acts’ are words we often accord to a creator God and to the way the deep calls to deep in the roar of the waters.

But when we are asked to pray and work for a just peace this becomes a matter not just of stupefied awe, but of the splendor of action to work for safety and solidarity for those threatened through human injustice towards the earth.

Something to do

Read about the Living Letters visit to Tuvalu and consider what awesome actions or wonderful works of solidarity means for you in your local area and internationally for victims of climate chaos www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/living-letters-solidarity.html

Something to pray

Spirit of God, brooding over the chaos of the waters
Brooding over the chaos of human greed and need,
Come to inspire us to wonderful works of earthed justice,
To splendid and might acts of grounded peace
So that the Earth may be restored and together
We might learn what healing means. 

Today's contributor is Alison Swinfen, a member of the Iona Community

 

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