Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms 

Week 2 - Monday

Psalm 56

Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me;  all day long they assault and oppress me. 

My adversaries trample over me all the day long;  many are they that make proud war against me. 

In the day of my fear I put my trust in you,  in God whose word I praise.  

In God I trust, and will not fear,  for what can flesh do to me? 

All day long they wound me with words;  their every thought is to do me evil. 

They stir up trouble; they lie in wait;  marking my steps, they seek my life.  

Shall they escape for all their wickedness?  In anger, O God, cast the peoples down.  

You have counted up my groaning; put my tears into your bottle;  are they not written in your book?  

Then shall my enemies turn back on the day when I call upon you;  this I know, for God is on my side.  

In God whose word I praise, in the Lord whose word I praise,  in God I trust and will not fear: what can flesh do to me? 

To you, O God, will I fulfil my vows;  to you will I present my offerings of thanks,

For you will deliver my soul from death and my feet from falling,  that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Psalm 86.1-10

Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,  for I am poor and in misery. 

Preserve my soul, for I am faithful;  save your servant, for I put my trust in you.  

Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God;  I call upon you all the day long.  

Gladden the soul of your servant,  for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  

For you, Lord, are good and forgiving,  abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.  

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer  and listen to the voice of my supplication.  

In the day of my distress I will call upon you,  for you will answer me.  

Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord,  nor any works like yours.  

All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord,  and shall glorify your name.  

For you are great and do wonderful things;  you alone are God.

Psalm 86.11-17

Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;  knit my heart to you, that I may fear your name. 

I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart,  and glorify your name for evermore;  

For great is your steadfast love towards me,  for you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave.  

O God, the proud rise up against me and a ruthless horde seek after my life;  they have not set you before their eyes.  

But you, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion,  slow to anger and full of kindness and truth.  

Turn to me and have mercy upon me;  give your strength to your servant and save the child of your handmaid.  

Show me a token of your favour, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed;  because you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.

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