Apr 21, 2013

Seek the Lord

“I sought the Lord,
 and He answered me;
He delivered me from
all my fears.”
Psalm 34:4

“God is here in our resilience.”
Rev. Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church
giving the Opening prayer at 
Boston’s Interfaith Healing Service
April, 2013

All week, the nation reels.
First as Boston’s race ends, with shock and then outrage,
millions watch as bystanders cut down on city sidewalks.
Mere days later, another explosion 
rips the heart from a small Texas town.
The faithful bend knees, bow heads, 
meet palms, whisper prayers, 
turning to the Lord God of all to redeem these, 
the newest wounds to body and soul.
Whispering prayers still here today.
Whispering for mourners, for survivors, 
for a nation.


  1. Poignant post with such a lovely photo & verse. It has indeed been a week of prayer.

    I'm visiting from The Sunday Community and following through GFC.

    1. Most kind of you to visit today and leave some thoughts. May your Sabbath be blessed.

  2. Dear Lisa
    Here in South Africa we are experiencing quite a lot of floods this weekend, My heart goes out to you all and have prayed for your country! From Janis'.

  3. Lisa, this was simply beautiful! Thank you for your heart in sharing this today. Blessings.

  4. This is my favorite Psalm... this was the 1st verse I memorized after becoming a Christian. Thank you for sharing it this weekend. :)

  5. Thank you for linking to Sunday Stillness. Do you have a Twitter handle?

  6. The verse says it - God alone can give the deep feeling of being secure - in the midst of the things that takes place around us ... He is.

  7. Hi Lisa,
    I wanted to let you know that you are the winner of the book giveaway at my blog for Susan DiMickele's new release, "Working Women of the Bible." Yay! Will you please do me a favor and email me your mailing address so the publisher can mail you the copy. My email is


    P.S. I love that psalm - it's so applicable to my own faith story.