A Psalm prayer after Ps. 51

O Beloved, have mercy on me.

Do away with the person I play. Gently strip me of the lies I wear; wash off all the makeup.

Heal me of my fear. Restore me to my truest self, the one you love.

Re-create me from the inside out. Make me the flesh of your presence.

When I open my mouth only your praise will sing out.

Your desire is not for my piety but for me, for my heart broken open for you.

O Beloved, have mercy on me.


__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net