Psalm 63:1-8 – My Soul Clings to You


1O God, you are my God, I seek you,

my soul thirsts for you;

my flesh faints for you,

as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

2So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,

beholding your power and glory.

3Because your steadfast love is better than life,

my lips will praise you.

4So I will bless you as long as I live;

I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

5My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,

and my mouth praises you with joyful lips

6when I think of you on my bed,

and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

7for you have been my help,

and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.

8My soul clings to you;

your right hand upholds me.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath.
  • Bring your focus to a wilderness, waterless place in your life today.
  • Imagine sitting in the dry and weary land.
  • Does this land have a name?
  • Embrace the land and ask what the land needs from you?  from God?
  • Love the land.
  • Notice the rich feast and compassionate rest the land wants to give you.
  • Embrace this provision and sing for joy as you feel the presence of the Holy with you.
  • Notice how your soul clings to Holy Love. 
  • What is God’s message for you?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 24, 2019, the Third Sunday in Lent (Year C)

  • Isaiah 55:1-9
  • Psalm 63:1-8
  • 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
  • Luke 13:1-9

(c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.

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