Friday, January 20, 2017

Dwell

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants,
but let them not turn to folly.
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

Psalm 83:8-9 (NIV) 


Dwell where we dwell,
in a land where your spirit is sought,
where mountains touch two oceans
and the plains
offer an abundant harvest.
We stand divided,
one man from his neighbor,
even in our places of worship.
Help us to not use You
as a focus of our disagreements.
Make us red and blue in our hearts.

I will listen and serve,
because the reward for obedience is peace.
I will pray for hearts to melt
and words to unite.
You will not leave me wanting
for the ideals of yesterday and tomorrow.
This day is all I need.
 
Let anxious thoughts flee from my soul
for You are the giver of the earth.
Let this soil be bountiful.
Will it by Your hand
that the farmer sows good seed.
Keep the enemy from our fields of harvest.

We are a nation
which hungers for salvation.
Make us poor in spirit,
meek and humble.
Fill us with a need to serve,
not be served.

Dwell in our hearts.
Dwell in our midst.
Dwell in our city streets and in the country fields.
Dwell in our churches no matter the color of the faithful.
Dwell where one voice becomes silent and the next sings praise.



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