August 3

St. Lydia

Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

God is a lamp for the upright. Justice stands firm forever.

Psalm 147a

Praise God who is loving and good.

God, the restorer of Jerusalem,
brings back Israel’s exiles,
heals the broken-hearted,
and binds up all wounds.

God fixes the number of the stars
and calls each one by name.
Such wisdom is beyond measure.

The Holy One raises the lowly
and humbles the wicked.

Sing to God, giving thanks;
sing praises with the harp.

God covers the heavens with clouds
and prepares rain for the earth,
making mountains sprout with grass
and plants to serve our needs.
Food is provided for the beasts
and for young birds that cry to be fed.

The strength of horses and warriors
means nothing at all.
Precious to God are reverence and faithfulness.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.