Each week we carefully curate a collection of poems that resonate with the lectionary readings for that week (Narrative Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary).
Lectionary Reading: I Corinthians 2:1-16
May the Mind of Christ, my Savior
Kate B. Wilkinson
May the mind of Christ, my Savior,
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and pow’r controlling
All I do and say.
May the Word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His pow’r.
May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.
May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is victory.
May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.
May His beauty rest upon me,
As I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel,
Seeing only Him.
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
pray aloud against the clamor of the human hand
that seeks to drown you out
and come on quiet soles
so that we might attend to your footsteps
to acknowledge our prayers
even when they appear in some other guise
for no prayer ever unbinds itself from its origins
with the one who prays
This poem was published in 99 Psalms
Copyright © 2013 English translation by Mark S. Burrows
Used by permission of Paraclete Press