It All Makes Sense. Hallelujah!
Contemplation & Prayer
Thank you Almighty God for giving us your Word, that we may live. Allow us to listen and attend to your laws in all reverence and worship. Please, heal us through the power of your holy gospel. Teach us to live by and act according to your commandments, in joy and not in resentment. Open our hearts to accept your love and sacrifice on our behalf. Enlighten our minds with your heavenly Wisdom. Help us to understand your word and let it be a light unto our feet, guiding all our steps. Let our hymns be acceptable to you and our praise be as the aroma of sweet incense before you. Amen.
Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggaeus and Zacharias.
1 Praise ye the Lord: for psalmody is a good thing; let praise be sweetly sung to our God.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; and he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.
3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.
4 He numbers the multitudes of stars; and calls them all by names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his strength; and his understanding is infinite.
6 The Lord lifts up the meek; but brings sinners down to the ground.
7 Begin the song with thanksgiving to the Lord; sing praises on the harp to our God:
8 who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who causes grass to spring up on the mountains, and green herb for the service of men;
9 and gives cattle their food, and to the young ravens that call upon him.
10 He will not take pleasure in the strength of a horse; neither is he well-pleased with the legs of a man.
11 The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear him, and in all that hope in his mercy.