Psalm for 15 September, the 24th Wednesday in Ordinary Time
My soul longs for your salvation;
I hope in your word.
My eyes long for your promise;
I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
How long must your servant endure?
When will you judge those who persecute me?
The insolent have dug pitfalls for me;
they do not live according to your law.
All your commandments are sure;
they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
They have almost made an end of me on earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
In your steadfast love give me life,
that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.
THE PSALM PRAYER
Most Merciful God, Author of all good things, who has given your holy commandments to us, by which we should direct our life: Imprint them on our hearts by your Holy Spirit, and grant that we may so renounce all our worldly desires and all the vanities of this present age, that our whole pleasure and delight may be in your instruction, so that we, being always governed by your holy Word, may in the end attain to that eternal salvation, which you have promised. Through Jesus Christ, your Son. AMEN.