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March 20

 
Lent 2018

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Read

The Seven Penitential Psalms, Day Five:

We return to the penitential psalms we explored last week.

(During times when we wish to express repentance and especially during Lent, it is customary to pray the seven penitential psalms.  The penitential designation of these psalms dates from the seventh century. Prayerfully reciting these psalms will help us to recognize our sinfulness, express our sorrow and ask for God's forgiveness.)

Today we will focus on Psalm 102.

Reflect

Read a reflection of Psalm 102—Prayer in Time of Distress.

Pray

"LORD, here my prayer; let my cry come to you. Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress." (Ps 102:2-3, NABRE)

Act

In this psalm, the psalmist calls to God in great distress. He acknowledges his weakness in body and spirit before the Lord. Yet he fixes his sight on the Lord, extolling the Lord's name and his mercy.

Listen to a recording of Psalm 102 as you follow along with your Bible.




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