How it appears in the Bible…
Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies
1 How long, O LORD? Wilt thou forget me
for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him”; lest my foes rejoice because I
5 But I have trusted in thy steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in thy
6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
A modern transformation of Psalm 13…
Do not get bitter
and do not recriminate. It is not smart.
Whom can you compare yourself to anyway?
If you have sorrow do not hug it to you.
You will just be a closed door to Good things.
Whatever race you are trying to win,
let second place be as good as first.
Then first place is no better than second.
If you rely on first place all the time
you are going to be always angry.
Do not make an enemy of yourself.
Find a Good feeling.
Copyright November 11, 2003
And now the Divine Feminine version, “transformed” Dec 13, 2010 by poet Wynn Manners:
Sophia Psalm 13
My Heart Rejoices in Your Love
1. Ever You are near me, Beloved. Nowhere can i go where You are not near, for
i carry You in my heart as You clasp me close in Yours.
2. Each day i pay close attention to You, my awareness of this love deepens &
Your Presence becomes even more meaningful to me. i am breath of Your Breath,
life of Your Life, a unique seeing of Your Essence of Being, You Who are
manifest as All that IS.
3. There is no hiding Your Face from me. Thru *every* face i see You seeing
me! There is no hiding *from* You. Where can i flee when You are All that IS,
4. Whenever i see any as my “enemy” i have lost the freeflow of our deeper
5. How can i forget You when You are the first conscious breath of my
awakening? How can You forget me when You brought me forth, in love, *from*
6. When pain is upon me… physically… mentally/emotionally… it can only
draw me nearer to You… & i know, with the whole of my being, that *You* are
feeling it too… for i am a part of You, as You are the *all* of me & *more*.
7. My heart rejoices in Your steadfast love & sings its joy in the blessings of
Wynn Manners writes: Anyone & everyone here is encouraged to rewrite this however you wish — so that
it speaks more meaningfully to *you*, relative to *your* relationship with
Goddess. And if you do so, feel free to share it *here* — since it will likely
speak more meaningfully to *others*, too.
Or — start with David’s Psalms, as i did, & if they speak as little to you as
they do to me (in largest part), see what *you* can do with them, rewriting them
to a Divine Feminine perspective.
i *don’t* read Eric’s transformations until after my own is written, since i
prefer not to be influenced by them, but include them because he certainly did
his version of this project long before i began a similar attempt, all these
years later… & i’m sure that his versions will speak more meaningfully to
several than do those first versions from about 2 & a half thousand years ago.
Transformations of some of the Biblical Psalms were done, a long time ago, in
the PISTIS SOPHIA, & are among Pistis Sophia’s Repentances.
i sometimes wonder if several of the Psalms in the Old Testament weren’t
similar-type transformations of even more ancient Egyptian hymns. i’ve
certainly noticed there’s no real difference in a lot of the sentiments being
expressed… & noted, a couple decades ago, that it would be *very* easy to turn
some of those ancient Egyptian hymns into Biblical Psalms just by altering the
Name(s) of the deity/deities & changing some of the uniquely Egyptian imagery to