Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.
From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right.
If you try my heart, if you visit me by night, if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.
As for what others do, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.
My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me, hear my words.
Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.
Food for Thought:
When I read this passage, I am reminded of the eternal promise of God that God is with us no matter what. God will not leave us. God will not abandon us. God will not forsake us. God is with us all of our days.
Glorious God, your generosity floods the world with goodness and you shower creation with love. Awaken in us a desire to love all your children. Guide us as we seek to meet those in need. Renew in us a love for you and for one another. Amen.