An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blessed is the Man ...

Lord, I am tired. 
Find me and remind me of who I am.


Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice in Him with trembling.
Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.
Arise O LORD, save me O my God.
Salvation belongs to the LORD, Thy blessing be upon Thy people.



Psalm 140/141

1 LORD, I cry out to You;
Make haste to me! 
Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.

2 Let my prayer be set before You as incense,
The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 

3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.

4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice wicked works 
With men who work iniquity; 
And do not let me eat of their delicacies. 

5 Let the righteous strike me;
It shall be a kindness. 
And let him rebuke me; 
It shall be as excellent oil; 
Let my head not refuse it. 
For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.

6 Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the cliff,
And they hear my words, for they are sweet.

7 Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave,
As when one plows and breaks up the earth. 

8 But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord;
In You I take refuge; 
Do not leave my soul destitute.

9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,
And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
While I escape safely.




Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages, amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee O God.

6 comments:

  1. "Lord, I am tired. Find me and remind me of who I am."

    There's a motto for my life. If I ever was anyone, I have forgotten.

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  2. Amen brother. Sometimes, as hard as we try to keep Orthopraxia, our humanity or the weaknesses of others can leave us tired and in need of reminding of who we are - a real internal reminder of the Image of Christ. Strength. Wisdom. Truth.

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