Daily Worship

My Place

James Cathcart March 02, 2023 2 0
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Psalm 32: 7 (NRSVA)

7 You are a hiding-place for me;
    you preserve me from trouble;
    you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. Selah

When I say you are my hiding place

I mean it.

Hiding with you

is holding the universe in my shirt pocket.

Hiding with you is holding my head high.

Hiding with you is breathing in the promise

that gets me up and out of bed.

Hiding with you is knowing that I will not be lost

in the throng

in the weeds

in the maze

for I am found.

Hiding with you is chuckling in the face of disappointment and defeat

hiding with you is knowing I belong

When I say you are my hiding place.

I mean it.



Hiding Place,

You are a sanctuary for our souls

where we can tuck ourselves in

Not to hibernate from the world

but a perch where we can rest and be renewed.

Shelter us in your love

in your world.


Help us to recharge and recoup

to regain our confidence

give us the strength

of the den, of base camp, of the hideaway

to fuel us on for the adventure.

On and on.



Lent Disciplines


We begin by focusing on ‘place’ — one of the themes in the first week of our Daily Worship. Pray this week for people who feel they don’t have a place, that they might start to feel they belong. Pray for places that need restoration and repair. Pray that we take good care of the places entrusted to us.