June 18
Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

God will protect the footsteps of the just. The faithful ones will be blest.

Psalm 53

Fools say, "There is no God."
Their deeds are false and corrupt;
there is not one who does good.

God beholds the people of the earth
to see if any are wise,
to see if any seek the truth.
All have gone astray.
There is not a good person left,
no, not even one.

Will evil-doers ever learn?
They devour the chosen
as though they were eating bread;
they never turn to God.

God scatters the bones of the wicked.
The evil-doers will be found wanting.

Let Zion bear new life,
for God will deliver the faithful from bondage.
All of Israel will be glad and rejoice.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.