“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised” – Psalm 145

Psalm 145 is the only psalm that calls itself a “psalm.” The English word “psalm” comes from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word mizmor, which means “melody of praise.” Psalm 145 is clearly a melody of praise. This is the last psalm attributed to David and his collection ends on a high note.

I encourage you to find a quiet space for prayer, breathe deep, and center yourself. When you read Nan Merrill’s interpretation of Psalm 145, read it as a prayer. May you hear a word that touches your soul from this ancient scripture retold in Merrill’s Psalms for Praying.

My soul yearns for You, Eternal Flame of Love, longing to reconnect to the Great Mystery!

Every day I will bless You as I follow the Voice of Truth.

Great are You, who call us to childlike wonder, to the healing balm of forgiveness.

Each generation must learn anew the efficacy of silence the wisdom of turning inward, that your Light might be their guide to holiness, and your Love nurture them toward wholeness.

Do you not know that your whole being is encompassed by My Love?

I am the infinite and the eternal within your soul; O, that I might makes Myself known to you!

Choose Love that you might overcome oppression and blind obedience to false idols!

The time is nigh for you to choose, for great is the new dawn that fast approaches; I call each of you to open your inner ears, to see with spiritual eyes, and to trust that even amidst the outward chaos, all is working toward the wholeness of humanity.