Friday, March 11, 2011

Forty Days

Temptation of Christ by James Tissot

Psalm 19

Unto the end. A psalm for David. 
May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation: may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee. 
May he send thee help from the sanctuary: and defend thee out of Sion.
May he be mindful of all thy sacrifices: and may thy whole burnt offering be made fat.
May he give thee according to thy own heart; and confirm all thy counsels.
We will rejoice in thy salvation; and in the name of our God we shall be exalted. The Lord fulfill all thy petitions: now have I known that the Lord hath saved his anointed. He will hear him from his holy heaven: the salvation of his right hand is in powers.  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will call upon the name of the Lord our God. They are bound, and have fallen; but we are risen, and are set upright. O Lord, save the king: and hear us in the day that we shall call upon thee.

This Psalm is used in the Church to prepare us for the Spiritual Temptations we may recieve during Lent.  Lent is a time for reparation for our sins, pleasing God, and cleansing our souls. 


constance said...

That psalm is *perfect* for Lent,
not to mention b-e-a-u-tiful!
And the picture fits it perfectly!


You know I've been thinking about this chocolate cake in my kitchen and luckily after reading this I don't feel like eating it anymore.

Thanks Dixi!

Grace Marie said...


I totally agree (on your comment on "Lark Rise to Candleford")! I have not heard of Audio Sancto, but I will certainly check it out, thank you! There's an FSSP chapel we frequent from time to time in St. Catherine's CA. I do enjoy looking at your blog, and hope to see more posts!!

God bless,