JULY 10: A REFLECTION BY THE BISHOP AFTER A TRAGIC WEEK
As I said Morning Prayer this morning, I was stopped as I prayed Psalms 16 and 17. The final two verses of Psalm 16 (10 and 11) ran into the first two of Psalm 17 as a single prayer:
For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.
You will show me the path of life; *
in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
Hear my plea of innocence, O LORD; give heed to my cry; *
listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips.
Let my vindication come forth from your presence; *
let your eyes be fixed on justice.