0. A Psalm of David.

1. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications! In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness!

2. Enter not into judgment with thy servant; for no man living is righteous before thee.

3. For the enemy has pursued me; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.

4. Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.

5. I remember the days of old, I meditate on all that thou hast done; I muse on what thy hands have wrought.

6. I stretch out my hands to thee; my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. [Selah]

7. Make haste to answer me, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not thy face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.

8. Let me hear in the morning of thy steadfast love, for in thee I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to thee I lift up my soul.

9. Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies! I have fled to thee for refuge!

10. Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path!

11. For thy name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life! In thy righteousness bring me out of trouble!

12. And in thy steadfast love cut off my enemies, and destroy all my adversaries, for I am thy servant.

“Subamos sem nos cansarmos, sob a celeste vista do Salvador. Distanciemo-nos das afeições terrenas. Despojemo-nos do homem velho e vistamo-nos do homem novo. Aspiremos à felicidade que nos está reservada.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina