God knits

Friday of week 26 in Ordinary Time, based on Psalm 139

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

O Lord, you have probed me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Where can I go from your spirit?
From your presence where can I flee?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I sink to the nether world, you are present there.

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall guide me,
and your right hand hold me fast.

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Truly you have formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother’s womb.
I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works.

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Deborah Wilhelm

Dr. Deborah Wilhelm is the author, with Bishop Sylvester Ryan, of Preaching Matters: A Praxis for Preachers (Paul Bechtold Theological Library). An active preacher, teacher, writer, retreat leader, and Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate, she holds a D.Min. in preaching from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. She has taught theology, presiding, and preaching for the Loyola Institute for Ministry; preaching for the Aquinas Institute of Theology, for Santa Clara University, and for the Diocese of Monterey (California); and writing at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She lives and prays with her family among the rivers, trees, and blackberry vines of rural Oregon.

4 thoughts on “God knits

  1. Thank you for making us feel “specially made.”
    May God continue to bless you and your insightful and hope-filled messages.

  2. Hi, Rose! Thanks for commenting, and I’m so happy that you found this message hope-filled (something we could use these days…). Love, Deb

  3. Thank you, Deborah! I tried to click on 5 Stars, but it wouldn’t register–so just to say it was great GOOD NEWS to hear your homily for today from here in Cuba.

  4. Thank you for saying something, Jerry–and I’m delighted to know that you enjoyed the message and that you listen all the way from Cuba. Peace and blessings to you!

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