Sea Scriptures

Sea Scriptures

storm lighthousePsalm 107:23-32 (NRSV)

Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the mighty waters;

They saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep.

For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.

They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their calamity;

They reeled and staggered like drunkards, and were at their wits' end.

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out from their distress;

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.

Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.

Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

oceanAdapted Prayer from St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)

Eternal God, you are the deep sea,

into which the more I enter the more I find,

and the more I find the more I seek.

My soul hungers in the mystery of your depth and longs to see you in and through your own light;

as the deer yearns for clear spring water

so my soul yearns for your truth.

2012 Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool.