Seventh Meditation
(Fourth Conversation)


"I bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my heart exhorts me. I keep the LORD always before me; with the Lord at my right, I shall never be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure, You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever." (1)


Sacred State

By seeking Him in all things near;
His words, His ways ever in mind,
His omnipresence becomes clear:
A Father's love -- gentle and kind.

With heart-filled gratitude and praise,
Humility, and prudent care,
She fosters His love as she prays,
And charity flows from this prayer.

Prayer is, simply, His presence known;
A sacred state in which to dwell.
Each moment's laid before His throne,
As offering perpetual.

In His presence, love penetrates,
Faith lights the way, and hope lifts high;
Peace preserves and joy radiates --
Eternity and earth draw nigh.

His presence, filled with joy and grace,
In her soul, is His dwelling place.


May the Lord draw us to dwell with joy in His presence in each moment of our day.


1. Psalm 16:7-9,11

(c) Paul Buis, 2004