“In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me!

“Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily!
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!

“For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;

“Oh, how abundantly is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of the children of mankind!

“Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

“Love the Lord, all you His saints!
The Lord preserves the faithful,
but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord!”
Psalm 31:1-3, 5, 19, 23-24

Photo by: Luca Michell – Cave in Matera, Italy

(Sunday is Scripture alone)