Speak Lord: Your glory, our praise

ND du Roc-Amadour, BeziersThe Psalm for Mass tomorrow, the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, in many ways anticipates the song of thanksgiving of Mary, known as the Magnificat.

My soul, give praise to the Lord. or Alleluia!

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

My soul, give praise to the Lord. or Alleluia!

It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

My soul, give praise to the Lord. or Alleluia!

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

My soul, give praise to the Lord. or Alleluia!

Psalm 145:6-10

As we recognise the goodness of God we are prompted again and again to give thanks. As is said in one of the Prefaces to the Eucharistic Prayers, this adds nothing to the glory of God, but makes us grow in God’s grace.

Our Lady of Roc Amadour. Beziers. (c) 2015, Allen Morris.

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