3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 16, paraphrased by Pastor William
I come to you, God, for protection;
I cling to you in time of trouble;
without you, I am a lost cause.
Those who follow you are trustworthy;
they are a comfort to me.
Those who follow other gods are corrupt;
they cause me trouble and despair.
My first choice is you;
for you have already chosen me!
I boast about your love and guidance;
you comfort me in my fears.
You are always on my mind;
in my waking thoughts and dreams.
My heart is joyous, my soul rejoices,
my body rests in your shelter.
You rescued me from the gates of hell;
you protect me from the power of evil.
You have me walking on your path;
your light is leading my way;
your hand is guiding me.