Speak Lord: strengthen me for today


I love you, Lord, my strength.

I love you, Lord, my strength,
my rock, my fortress, my saviour.
My God is the rock where I take refuge;
my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.
The Lord is worthy of all praise,
when I call I am saved from my foes.

I love you, Lord, my strength.

Long life to the Lord, my rock!
Praised be the God who saves me,
He has given great victories to his king
and shown his love for his anointed.

I love you, Lord, my strength.

Responsorial Psalm for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Psalm 17:2-4,47,51

The psalmist knows God and knows God as good to him and as love for him. And knows all this as empowerment, as strength.

We who know how strength can be sued for good or ill, must surely wonder so what now? For the psalmist? For Israel? For me? How do we use this power, for good, for love, for God? Or do we squander it, use it hurtfully, hatefully? How do we use it?

And why?

  • Bring your thoughts to God in prayer and let his goodness be your strength for what comes next, today, tomorrow, in your life, and the lives of those closest to you…

Detail of Roman figure. Delhi, Greece. (c) 2006, Allen Morris


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