Psalm for 16 September, the 24th Thursday in Ordinary Time
Forever, O Lord, your word
is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants.
If your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have given me life.
I am yours; save me,
for I have sought your precepts.
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
but I consider your testimonies.
I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
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.