WEEK 24 - MONDAY
Psalter, Monday Week IV
Ralph Wright, 1808; Melody: St. Anne
At one of the hours, the psalms are said as below. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.
Lord, guide my steps according to your promise.
Your will is wonderful indeed;
therefore I obey it.
The unfolding of your word gives light
and teaches the simple.
I open my mouth and I sigh
as I yearn for your commands.
Turn and show me your mercy;
show justice to your friends.
Let my steps be guided by your promise;
let no evil rule me.
Redeem me from man's oppression
and I will keep your precepts.
Let your face shine on your servant
and teach me your decrees.
Tears stream from my eyes
because your law is disobeyed. Glory...
Psalm Prayer: You are just, Lord God, and righteous are your judgments. Deliver those who cry to you in their affliction; give them peace and calm to reflect on your commands.
Antiphon: Lord, guide my steps according to your promise.
Antiphon 2: There is but one lawgiver and judge; who are you to judge your neighbor?
Psalm Prayer: You are always true to your word, Father. Look down from heaven and put an end to our foolishness. Save us from groundless fears and help us to please you with undivided heart.
Antiphon: There is but one lawgiver and judge; who are you to judge your neighbor?
Antiphon 3: I cried out to the Lord, and he heard me.