January 23

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

My heart is ready to sing your praise at dawn.

Psalm 57

Have mercy on me, O God,
for in you I rest secure.
In the shadow of your wings I take refuge
till the storms of destruction pass by.

I call on God who has always been my help.
Save me and shame those who assail me.
May God send truth and love.

I lie down surrounded by lions,
greedy for human prey.
Their teeth are spears and arrows,
their tongue a sharp sword.

O God, rise above the universe;
may your glory shine over the earth!

My enemies laid a snare for my steps.
They dug a pit in my path
but fell in it themselves.

My heart is ready, O God.
I will sing and chant your praise.
Awake, lyre and harp.
I will awake the dawn.
I will thank you among the people;
among the nations I will praise you,
for your love reaches to the heavens
and your truth to the skies.

O God, rise above the universe;
may your glory shine over the earth!

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.