"This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
I thank you, Lord, with my whole heart
For you have listened to my cries. In the presence ofthe angels, I sing to you. I bow down before your holy Temple, And I praise your holy name For your faithfulness and for your truth. You have made your promise great. You have magnified your word above all your name. On the day when I cried you heard me, And you gave my heart new strength. All the leaders of the nations Shall one day praise you, When your faithful word awakens every heart; And they shall proclaim your Glory And sing of your greatness, For though you are Lord, God of the Most High You are friend of the lowly While you keep your distance from the proud. I trust that you will give me life Even though I walk in the midst of trouble. Stretch out your right hand and save me from my enemies. Fulfill all your plans for me And forsake not the work of yourhands. For your love is faithful and endures forever. We praise your Holy Name.Amen. (Adapted from Psalm 138)