Thursday April 10 :: My Times Are In Your Hand

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
    my eye is wasted from grief;
    my soul and my body also.
For my life is spent with sorrow,
    and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
    and my bones waste away.

Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,
    especially to my neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
    those who see me in the street flee from me.
I have been forgotten like one who is dead;
    I have become like a broken vessel.
For I hear the whispering of many—
    terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
    as they plot to take my life.

But I trust in you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hand;
    rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
Make your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your steadfast love!

Psalm 31:9-16

sound  ::  J.S. Bach Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 II. Fuga Allegro, Chris Thile, mandolin (2013)

image  :: Grey Tube Shelter, Henry Moore (1940)

Grey Tube Shelter 1940 by Henry Moore OM, CH 1898-1986

O God,
You have called us to be Your children
and have promised that those who suffer with Christ
will be heirs with Him in Your glory:
Arm us with such trust in Him
that we may ask no rest from His demands
and have no fear in His service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

The Book of Common Prayer

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