Morning Prayer September 11, 2013

Psalm 86

Show me, Lord, your way
so that I may walk in your truth.
Guide my heart to fear your name.

I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart
and glorify your name for ever;
for your love to me has been great:
you have saved me from the depths of the grave.


This is part of the first psalm read during this morning’s Liturgy of the Hours.

psalm 86Looking back over these last eight years since my dad died, I have recognized that God did save me “from the depths of the grave”. I cannot imagine what would have happened to me if the Good Shepherd had not come to me in my dreams. Seeing Him there sent me on a search for an answer to why He was there. Why did I hear the words: “In Jesus there is freedom?” That dream led me back to the Church and my life has not been the same.

While the journey was a difficult one, eventually I became comfortable in the Church and found friends and a sense of purpose in the Women’s Scripture Study group. I have learned much about the Word of God.