KNOWING AND GROWING IN CHRIST
SERVING AND SHARING CHRIST
Psalm in time of lockdown
written by Richard Owen
O Lord our God, why do you not see the anger and despair of your people, who yet again
are stricken by disease born from your creation?
Why do you allow these things in the world you have given us?
Why does your bountiful provision punish us?
Those you send to lead us give laws to protect and shield us, but we see the people disobey
We see families rent apart, friends distanced, children parted from friends, the elderly
We see death where life should continue, loneliness for friendship,
hunger instead of feeding.
We cry for things to be normal, blind to its neglect and selfishness.
But we also hear the praise and prayers of your people, which stand for ever;
your faithful servants who continue to feed and heal.
May the praise of your name be heard in the corridors of the mighty, that they
become mindful of your word;
to share as you would share,
to feed as you would feed,
to love as you love the world that you have made.
And you answer our distress, saying, be angry with who and what you should be angry with.
I know and share your anger, subdue it with my love.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.