Youth groups this summer have been re-writing Lynda’s Homeless Psalm and Psalm 23 to reflect how we experience God in the world. This is the Psalm that the youth choir from St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC and members of Mercy wrote together:

God is our teacher, leader, guide, protector, father, mother, brother, sister, and friend.

We are content in the face of challenges, you are always with me in different forms.

We lie down in the woods, alley, train, abandoned buildings, under the bridge, and comfortable in bed.

As we walk, we listen for God and know you are near.

Our prejudice and ignorance try to destroy us.

We gather round your table, friends and enemies unified in your love.

In that moment, we find hope—a glimpse of what you want us to be.