Psalm 43: Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation

Vindicate me, my God,    and plead my cause    against an unfaithful nation.Rescue me from those who are    deceitful and wicked.2 You are God my stronghold.    Why have you rejected me?Why must I go about mourning,    oppressed by the enemy? Continue reading Psalm 43: Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation

Daily Mass: Monday August 3 2020

Father Michael Coutts S.J. ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNIONMy Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament.I love You above all things and I desire You in my soul.Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,Come at least spiritually into my heart.As though You were already there,I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You;Permit not that I should ever be separated from You. … Continue reading Daily Mass: Monday August 3 2020

Psalm 55: My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me

My heart is in anguish within me;    the terrors of death have fallen on me.5 Fear and trembling have beset me;    horror has overwhelmed me.6 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!    I would fly away and be at rest.7 I would flee far away    and stay in the desert;8 I would hurry to my place of shelter,    far from the tempest and storm.” Continue reading Psalm 55: My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me

Psalm 91:14 Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;    I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name.15 He will call on Me, and I will answer him;    I will be with him in trouble,    I will deliver him and honor him.16 With long life I will satisfy him    and show him My salvation.” Continue reading Psalm 91:14 Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

Psalm 88: Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you

Do you show your wonders to the dead?    Do their spirits rise up and praise you?11 Is your love declared in the grave,    your faithfulness in Destruction?12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,    or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion? Continue reading Psalm 88: Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you

Psalm 64: Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,    from the plots of evildoers.3 They sharpen their tongues like swords    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;    they shoot suddenly, without fear. Continue reading Psalm 64: Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.

Psalm 27: Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior

Do not hide your face from me,    do not turn your servant away in anger;    you have been my helper.Do not reject me or forsake me,    God my Savior.10 Though my father and mother forsake me,    the Lord will receive me.11 Teach me your way, Lord;    lead me in a straight path    because of my oppressors.12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,    for false witnesses rise up against me,    spouting malicious accusations. 13 I remain confident of this:    I … Continue reading Psalm 27: Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior

Psalm 52: Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?    Why do you boast all day long,    you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?2 You who practice deceit,    your tongue plots destruction;    it is like a sharpened razor.3 You love evil rather than good,    falsehood rather than speaking the truth.4 You love every harmful word,    you deceitful tongue! Continue reading Psalm 52: Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero

Psalm 49: Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world

Hear this, all you peoples;    listen, all who live in this world,2 both low and high,    rich and poor alike:3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom;    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.4 I will turn my ear to a proverb;    with the harp I will expound my riddle: Continue reading Psalm 49: Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world

Psalm 54: I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good

I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;    I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.7 You have delivered me from all my troubles,    and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes. Continue reading Psalm 54: I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good