Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:
Christ became obedient for us unto death, even to death on a cross.
How lovely is your dwelling place,
God of Life.
I am longing and yearning,
yearning for your presence.
My whole being cries out to you,
to you, the living God.
Even the sparrows find a home,
and the swallows a nest for their young.
As for me, I search for you,
God of Life, Eternal One.
All who dwell in your presence
forever sing your praise.
The hearts of all whose strength is in you
are set on Zion's path.
As they go through the valley of bitterness,
they make it a place of running springs;
the early autumn rains clothe it with blessings.
They walk with ever growing strength;
they will see you, God of Zion.
God of Life, hear my prayer;
listen, God of Israel.
Turn to us, God, our refuge;
look on the face of your anointed.
One day within your house
is better than a thousand without you.
The threshold of your house
I prefer to the dwellings of the wicked.
You are our source of strength;
you give us your favor and glory.
You will not refuse any good
to all who walk in sincerity.
Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)
Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.