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Daily Prayer

Sunday, March 24, 2024
Daily Prayer March 24

Memorial of St. Oscar Romero

Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:
One thing I seek: to dwell in your presence, O God, all the days of my life.

Psalm 72
O God, give your judgment to your anointed
that the people may be governed with justice
and the poor with fairness.

May the mountains echo peace
and the hills justice.

May your anointed defend the poor
and save the children of the needy.

May peace endure like the sun and the moon,
from age to age,
and descend like rain on the meadow,
like showers watering the earth.

Justice shall flourish in those days,
a profound peace from sea to sea
and to the ends of the earth,
until the moon shines no more.
Enemies shall fall,
and hate shall be no more.

The rulers of Tarshish and the coastlands
shall pay tribute.
The leaders of Sheba and Seba
shall bring gifts;
all will honor your anointed.

When the poor cry, they will be saved.
From oppression they will be rescued,
for precious are their lives.
Your anointed will intercede
and all will receive blessings.

May corn be abundant in the land
and all the fields be robed in wheat.
May fruit trees be clothed with plenty
and rustle like Lebanon cedars.
Like growing grass may all the cities flourish.

As long as the sun and moon give light,
may your anointed be blest forever.
Every nation shall be blest.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.