In this Psalm, we sense a slight shift, a turning from desperation and a fresh perspective and determination. For our Desperate Little Friends and for us, too, we pray the grace and revelation and courage needed to say and to live accordingly:
You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing!
Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
May those we love and for whom we pray seek out the noble ones in the land, and join them. May we all take delight in what is truly noble, true religion in a humble heart, obedience to the engrafted Word and the Spirit of truth!
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
Lord God! There is no other portion, except death and destruction and selfishness, which is death and destruction. All good things come from You! May we and those for whom we pray live in this reality. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Allegory of the Eucharist
Alexander Coosmans, public domain, death of the artist, Wikipedia, by permission