Psalm for 29 July, the 17th Thursday in Ordinary Time
To the choirmaster. Of David, for the memorial offering.
Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
O Lord, make haste to help me!
Let them be put to shame and confusion
who seek my life!
Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
Let them turn back because of their shame
who say, “Aha, Aha!”
May all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you!
May those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”
But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!
THE PSALM PRAYER
Gracious heavenly Father, Protector and Defender of all those who put their confidence in you: Make haste to help your people and destroy the counsels of all those who scorn us, because we trust in your goodness. Grant that all those who seek you with their whole heart and call upon you in spirit and in truth may have continually new reasons to praise and magnify your holy Name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.