Psalm of Trust


The Lord is my Partner,

I need not be frantic.

He provides my peace of mind,

He removes my tiredness.

He is forever faithful even when I wander.

He sends angels in disguise to correct and guide me.


Although I walk among the cynics, and hate mongers,

even on the evening news when I see a young man

beaten and left like a scarecrow to die on a fencepost,

I am not controlled by fear and irritability.

In consolation and desolation, You teach and comfort me.


You prepare a life for me in the presence of my  skeptics.

You provide more of this world’s goods than

I could ever stuff in my closet.

My heart overflows.


Your care and concern are palpable to me.

Your forgiveness total,

No person has seen You and lived.

I long to be with You forever,

To finally see You, and live.

John Montague earned his Master of Divinity from Regis College, University of Toronto. He is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. He has a Master of Social Work, and, until his retirement, provided counselling to individuals, couples, and families. For the past seventeen years he has organized a Day of Reflection for Catholic parents of lesbian daughters, gay sons, and transgendered children.

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