One: The mighty One—Blessed be the Name!—speaks and summons the earth, from the rising of the sun to its setting.
All: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in brilliant radiance.
One: The Beloved comes and does not keep silence; a devouring fire lights the way, and a mighty tempest marks the moment.
All: God calls to the heavens above and to the earth.
One: “Gather my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me!”
All: The heavens declare God’s righteousness, You alone judge.
One: “Hear, O my people, and I will speak. I am God. Your God.”
All: “Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; you fill my chambers with your burnt offerings.”
One: “I will accept no bull from your house, or goats from your folds.”
All: Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me; to those who set their foot on the Way I will bestow blessing, will bring to safety, will save and redeem.
One: “Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!
All: This is a Word that can be trusted! Thanks be to God!!
©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org. Inspired by Psalm 50:1-9, 23 & Daniel 10:19.