“Behold, the fiery sun is rising; may blindness at last depart-let us speak nothing underhanded, let us consider nothing dark. To God the Father be glory, and to his only Son, with the Spirit, the Paraclete, for everlasting ages. Amen!” *
*The Little Book of Hours”, Paraclete Press.
At dawn let me hear of your kindness, for in you I trust. Show me the path I should walk, for to you I entrust my life.
Rescue me, Lord, from my foes, for in you I hope.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your kind spirit guide me on ground that is level.
For name’s sake, Lord, give me life, in your justice lead me out of distress.
This psalm is one of those that is recited during Morning Prayer in the Liturgy of Hours. It is a prayer of hope, that God will be with us throughout our day, through good times, and difficult times. It is a prayer of someone who is seeking the Lord’s guidance in one’s daily life. No matter how mundane, how boring, how stressful our lives may be, we hope that God is guiding us. We pray that we are open to that guidance.