June 16
Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

As evening comes, O God, let my whole being bless your holy name.

Psalm 145

I will give you glory, O God of Life;
I will bless your name forever.

Day after day I will praise you
and glorify your name forever.
You are great, worthy of praise.
Your magnificence is beyond our knowing.

Age to age shall proclaim your works,
shall declare your wonderful deeds.
They shall acclaim your splendor and glory
and tell of your wondrous works.
They will speak of the glory of your holiness,
recount your surpassing greatness.
They will celebrate your abundant goodness;
age to age shall rejoice in your justice.

You, O God, are kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
You are good to all,
compassionate to all your creatures.

All of creation shall thank you,
and your friends shall repeat their blessings.
They shall speak of your glory
and tell of your beauty.

They shall make known to all
your great deeds and your glorious splendor.
You are from everlasting to everlasting.
You endure from age to age.

You are faithful in all your words
and loving in all your deeds.
You support all who fall
and raise all who are bowed down.

All creatures look to you with hope,
and you sustain them in their need.
You are generous to all creation,
nourishing all who live.

You are just in every way
and loving in every deed.
You are close to all who call you,
to all who call on you in truth.

You fulfill the desires of those who trust you;
you hear their cry and save them.
You protect all who love,
but the wicked will be utterly destroyed.
Let me sing your praise, O God;
let all people bless your holy name forever.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.