We call on you, Dear God, for you
will answer us;
turn your ear to us
and hear our prayer. Show us the wonders of your great love,
They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
They have tracked us down, they
now surround us,
with eyes alert, to
throw us to the ground. They are like a lion hungry for prey,
like a fierce
lion crouching in cover.
Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring
them down rescue
us from the wicked.
From Psalm 17: longing for vindication and protection, a plea
to be heard in times of crisis. Photo: 100 years ago, Sunday mass held in the
ruins of a church in Le Doulieu, France