Psalm 130: “Lord hear my voice”

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Responsorial Psalm PS 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8

R. (3) If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
LORD, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to my voice in supplication.
R. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?
If you, O LORD, mark iniquities,
LORD, who can stand?
But with you is forgiveness,
that you may be revered.
R. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?
I trust in the LORD;
my soul trusts in his word.
My soul waits for the LORD
more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
Let Israel wait for the LORD.
R. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?
For with the LORD is kindness
and with him is plenteous redemption;
And he will redeem Israel
from all their iniquities.
R. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?
My heart aches for you, O God. In the nighttime, my unsettled soul roams for love. My voice waits to lash out and my anger is unleashed in the darkness. My voice waits to express the violence of my poverty, my infidelity, my ill health, my mistakes, my misfortunes, and my discomfort in my skin.
Turn toward me as I wait for you. No other can calm me. No other can hold me in the night to comfort my fear. In the dawn, draw near to my cry and may I feel your breath of compassion and mercy. Be kind and consoling to me, the one who cries for new life and freedom. 
I trust you, O Lord and may my mouth give you praise. In your mercy, I pray and I wait. May I speak of your love as morning dawns. Amen 
(Prayer and Finger Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC)

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