Saturday, September 15
O Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.
(opt. hymn, pp. 346–51)
Psalm 5: 2-4, 9, 12-13
To my words give ear, O Lord;
give heed to my sighs.
Attend to the sound of my cry,
my Sovereign and my God.
To you do I pray, O Lord.
In the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I plead and watch before you.
Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness,
because of my foes;
make straight your way before me.
All who take refuge in you shall be glad,
and ever cry out their joy.
You shelter them; in you they rejoice,
those who love your name.
It is you who bless the righteous, O Lord,
you surround them with your favor like a shield.
Glory to the Father . . .
Scripture 2 Maccabees 7: 20-23
Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother who, seeing her seven sons perish in
a single day, bore it courageously because of her hope in the
Lord. Filled with a noble spirit that stirred her womanly