deliver us, Jesus,
from peoples and nations
who defile Your holy temple in us.
For the glory of Your Name,
deliver us from every evil
or sin that wins our shame.
To You we give glory and praise
for Who You are and all You make.
Pardon us, Lord, for Your Name’s sake.
by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016
Poem based on today’s reading in Psalm 79.