Words & Prayers of Encouragement & Hope

Joyful is she who sets her heart upon God; anxiety has no power over her

To him who discovers freedom in Yahweh will be granted strength and serenity; day after day he will grow in wisdom.

Favor and blessing is lavished upon the ones who discern Ultimate Mystery in the fabric of creation; these are the pure in heart.

Evil will not prevail over him who perceives holiness in a grasshopper. She will flourish who beholds God’s Spirit in a disabled child.

The children of the Holy One are adorned with becoming; by the joyous embrace of eternal life they are cradled. – Martin Bell

Psalm 23 (NIV)

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

he refreshes my soul. 

He guides me along the right paths

    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk

    through the darkest valley,

I will fear no evil,

    for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

    in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

    my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me

    all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

    forever.