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Lenten Meditation Day 7


The Prayer Of Mary 

 

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.

(Lk 1:46-55)

Psalm 18:2-30
At that time there was a violent earthquake (Revelation 11:15). 
Thanksgiving for salvation and victory
 

 

I

 

I love you, Lord, my strength,
my rock, my fortress, my savior.

My God is the rock where I take refuge;
my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.

 

The Lord is worthy of all praise;
when I call I am saved from my foes.
The waves of death rose about me;
the torrents of destruction assailed me;
the snares of the grave entangled me;
the traps of death confronted me.

 

In my anguish I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came to his ears”.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

 

Ant. I love you, Lord; you are my strength.

 

Ant. 2 The Lord has saved me; he wanted me for his own.

 

II

 

Then the earth reeled and rocked;
the mountains were shaken to their base:
they reeled at his terrible anger.
Smoke came forth from his nostrils
and scorching fire from his mouth:
coals were set ablaze by its heat.

 

He lowered the heavens and came down,
a black cloud under his feet.
He came enthroned on the cherubim,
he flew on the wings of the wind.

 

He made the darkness his covering,
the dark waters of the clouds, his tent.
A brightness shone out before him
with hailstones and flashes of fire.

 

The Lord thundered in the heavens;
the Most High let his voice be heard.
He shot his arrows, scattered the foe,
flashed his lightnings and put them to flight.

 

The bed of the ocean was revealed;
the foundations of the world were laid bare
at the thunder of your threat, O Lord,
at the blast of the breath of your anger.

 

From on high he reached down and seized me;
he drew me forth from the mighty waters.
He snatched me from my powerful foe,
from my enemies whose strength I could not match.

 

They assailed me in the day of my misfortune,
but the Lord was my support.
He brought me forth into freedom,
he saved me because he loved me.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

 

Ant. The Lord has saved me; he wanted me for his own.

 

Ant. 3 Lord, kindle a light for my guidance and scatter my darkness.

 

III

 

He rewarded me because I was just,
repaid me, for my hands were clean,
for I have kept the way of the Lord
and have not fallen away from my God.

 

For his judgments are all before me:

I have never neglected his commands.
I have always been upright before him;
I have kept myself from guilt.

 

He repaid me because I was just
and my hands were clean in his eyes.

You are loving with those who love you:
you show yourself perfect with the perfect.

 

With the sincere you show yourself sincere,
but the cunning you outdo in cunning.

For you save a humble people
but humble the eyes that are proud.

 

You, O Lord, are my lamp,
my God who lightens my darkness.

With you I can break through any barrier,
with my God I can scale any wall.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
Courtesy DivineOffice

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