Remember, O Lord your tender mercies and loving kindness. Do not let my enemies triumph over me. God of Israel, deliver us from all our troubles. To you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Oh my God, in you I trust – let me not be ashamed.
Adapted by Nancy MacLeod
Psalm 121I lift up my eyes to the hills;
from where is my help to come?
My help comes from the LORD,
the maker of heaven and earth.
Behold, the keeper of Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep;
the LORD watches over you;
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The LORD will preserve you from all evil
and will keep your life.
The LORD will watch over
your going out and your coming in,
from this time forth forevermore.
Remember, merciful Jesus,
that I am the cause of your suffering;
do not cast me out on that day.
Faint and weary you have sought me,
redeemed me, suffering on the cross.
May such great labor not be in vain.
Just judge of vengeance,
grant the gift of absolution
before the day of reckoning.
I sigh as one who is guilty:
my face blushes with guilt.
Spare thy supplicant, O God.
You who absolved Mary
and listened to the thief,
give me hope also.
PrayerO God, our leader and our guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us to new birth to live as your children. Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your life to all the world through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen