Speak Lord: and hear us

I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise always on my lips;
in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
The humble shall hear and be glad.

Glorify the Lord with me.
Together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord and he answered me;
from all my terrors he set me free.

Look towards him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This poor man called, the Lord heard him
and rescued him from all his distress.

The angel of the Lord is encamped
around those who revere him, to rescue them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

Psalm for Feast of SS Peter and Paul
Psalm 33(34):2-9

The Christian is never alone. We are part of the universal Church, joined with saints and sinners down through the centuries, united with the saints and angels of heaven, and those others who are – please God – preparing and being prepared for heaven.

The Christian is never alone. United with sisters and brothers of all sorts, s/he is also always in the presence of God. God never leaves us to our own devices, but always invites us to renew our trust in him. To him we offer praise and thanks; to him we turn also with all our needs.

Stained glass. Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff. Photograph (c) 2017, Allen Morris.

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