Speak Lord: in whom we trust…

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart:
you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you.
I will adore before your holy temple.

I thank you for your faithfulness and love,
which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
you increased the strength of my soul.

The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly
and the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of affliction
you give me life and frustrate my foes.

You stretch out your hand and save me,
your hand will do all things for me.
Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands.

Responsorial Psalm for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Psalm 137(138):1-3,6-8

Again and again the Lord shows his favour for the lowly and the simple.

Again and again we are likely to find ourselves seeking to win favour through our achievements, authority, power.

There is something apt for holiness in human vulnerability and trust…

Photograph (c) 2018, Allen Morris. Figure at prayer, L’Abbaye St Pierre, Moissac, France.

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