I have several friends who are longing for healing these days, from deep wounds to heart and soul and body, which makes the reading from Isaiah and the psalm for today all the more poignant for me:
See, the Lord GOD is my help;
who will prove me wrong?
The cords of death encompassed me;
the snares of the netherworld seized upon me;
I fell into distress and sorrow,
And I called upon the name of the LORD,
“O LORD, save my life!”
Monk John Michael Talbot's plea to be kept safe at even', morning and noon even when "On rough course faring" gently sounds these themes. The candles burning in the foreground remind me of how prayers arise, even in the times of desperation. Even when we ourselves cannot find the energy to call out "O Lord, save my life!" the prayers of others can call out for us.
What music eased your soul or cried aloud to God for you this Sunday?