Praying the Psalms – Psalm 68 (v1-4)
God, may you show yourself to me today. May you rise up in my spirit until I cannot ignore your presence any longer. May your presence in me be a presence in the world. May that presence disperse those who oppose you and your will. May evils flee from me because of you. May evils flee from the world because of you through me.
May the wind blowing on my face today be your breath of goodness and life-giving freedom from harm. May your breath blow away every wall barring you from working completely through me and this world. Melt the evil in my heart as a flame melts a candle.
I want to be able to rejoice in your presence as the truly right-hearted do. Show yourself to me and judge me to be worthy to rejoice. Let me celebrate with joy! I desire to sing songs of praise of you to you. Rekindle the flame of creation that used to roar so furiously for you. May my voice ring out in praise and hope. May you take me to the wilderness to be deliver your goodness. Maybe I am already there. If I am, may I bring water to parched souls. AMEN.