Speak Lord: Call us close(r)

DSC00587 Magi.jpgAll nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

O God, give your judgement to the king,
to a king’s son your justice,
that he may judge your people in justice
and your poor in right judgement.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

In his days justice shall flourish
and peace till the moon fails.
He shall rule from sea to sea,
from the Great River to earth’s bounds.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

The kings of Tarshish and the sea coasts
shall pay him tribute.
The kings of Sheba and Seba
shall bring him gifts.
Before him all kings shall fall prostrate,
all nations shall serve him.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

For he shall save the poor when they cry
and the needy who are helpless.
He will have pity on the weak
and save the lives of the poor.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

Psalm 71:1-2,7-8,10-13

Sunday is the feast of the Epiphany. This year, the feast falls on the last but one day of the Christmas Season. (The season itself ends with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, celebrated this year on Monday 9th January).

The psalm sung at Mass on Sunday tells of the nations response to God’s glory and goodness. The ancient song of Israel anticipates the coming of the Magi of Matthew’s Gospel, which itself anticipates the world’s knowledge and love and prayer and praise of God made manifest in Jesus Christ.

  • What draws you to the Lord?
  • What makes you hold back?
  • How might you share the good news of his coming, and present presence, with others?

Adoration of the Magi. Holy Trinity church, Stratford upon Avon. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.

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