Prayers in the Wilderness Day 17

A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.

O 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.

So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
     beholding your power and glory.

Because your steadfast love is better than life,
     my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
     I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,
     and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
when I think of you on my bed,
     and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
for you have been my help,
     and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.

My soul clings to you;
     your right hand upholds me.

–Psalm 63:1-8 (NRSV)

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