Illuminated Psalm 5:2-5
Illuminated Psalm 5:2-5 - by Adam Rhine
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Arches Watercolor Paper

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"Here my words, my Creator, perceive my thoughts. Listen to the sound of my outcry, my King and my God, for to You alone do I pray. My Creator, at dawn hear my voice, at dawn as I arrange my prayer before You, and wait expectantly..." Tehillim/Psalm 5:2-5

Through these verses we learn that the Creator hears our words and perceives our thoughts. How awesome this is to contemplate! Here, we can take comfort in the fact that we are never alone.

We all long to be known for who we truly are – and to be heard. When we strive to cultivate faith in this essential connection to our Creator we strengthen the foundation of all our relationships.

King David waits to be enlightened, through prayer, by crying out to the Supreme One – the One Who knows him best - all that is in his heart.

This is how he starts his day, by laying out, arranging his innermost being to the One Who created him with all these strengths, weaknesses and struggles. He asks for help and he expects to be answered.

Take the time each morning to “arrange” your prayer and to prepare for this day that brings with it a new quality of light and hope. Find a few moments of silence, slow down and center in your breath. In this sanctuary of your being you will feel the Sovereign Presence. Speak to God in your own words about all and everything. Imagine the best possible outcome for all you expect to encounter this day, trusting that you are in creative partnership, knowing that you are not alone.

Text by Louise Temple from the 2011 calendar "Illuminated Psalms"