Psalm for 31 July, the 17th Saturday in Ordinary Time
A Psalm for giving thanks.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
THE PSALM PRAYER
O Lord, the plentiful source of all happiness: Since it has pleased you of your free mercy and goodness to choose us for your heritage and to regenerate us spiritually: Keep us safe under your wings to the end, and grant that we may daily grow in the knowledge of your goodness, truth, and mercy, which you have manifested to us in our Redeemer and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN.