Daily Worship

People Power

Dr Iain Jamieson August 01, 2018 0 1
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Psalm 145: 10-18

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your faithful shall bless you.
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
    and tell of your power,
12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
    and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

The Lord is faithful in all his words,
    and gracious in all his deeds.
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
    and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand,
    satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is just in all his ways,
    and kind in all his doings.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.

Easily one of my favourite songs is this one by Patti Smith 'People Have the Power'


“That the people have the power

To redeem the work of fools

Upon the meek the graces shower

It's decreed: the people rule


People have the power

People have the power

People have the power

People have the power”


It just fills me with so much hope, that we can put our differences behind us and all step into the light. The world is an angry place right now with so many groups and factions pitted against each other. All armed with horrific toys for them to play with and to hurt and maim.



Lord let me realise I have the power to make a difference

Fill me with courage to stand for what is right and true

Remind me that although I am but one drop in the ocean 

the ocean would be less for that one drop

Let know that I am loved and understood

So I can love and understand in my turn 

And fill me with hope for the future

Let me focus on your light so that I might see it clearly.