Prayer of the Day

Feast of The Holy Name of Mary and St. Ailbe

September 12th, 2014
""A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher."" Luke 6 : 40

Psalm 83 

 “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, God of hosts.

My soul is longing and yearning,

Is yearning for the courts of the Lord.

My heart and soul ring out their joy

to God the living God.

The sparrow herself finds a home

And the swallow a nest for her brood,

She lays her young by your altars,

Lord of hosts, my king and my God.

They are happy who dwell in your house

Forever singing your praise

They are happy whose strength is in you,

In whose hearts are the roads to Zion.

For the Lord God is a rampart, a shield;

He will give us his favour and glory.

The Lord will not refuse any good

To those who walk without blame.” 

The psalmist is full of praise and joy. This runs throughout the psalm. God is in his Temple source of blessing. The gentleness and  trust ’ the sparrow a nest for her brood ‘  Praying this beautiful psalm we know God is very close to creation.

Prayer God our Father, we offer you praise and thankfulness for all your beauty around us. Amen