My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, far from my prayer, from the words of my cry? O my God, I cry out by day, and you answer not; by night, and there is no relief for me. Yet you are enthroned in the holy place, O glory of Israel! In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried, and they escaped; in you they trusted, and they were not put to shame. But I am a worm, not a man; the scorn of men, despised by the people. All who see me scoff at me; they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads: “He relied on the Lord; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, if he loves him.” You have been my guide since I was first formed, my security at my mother’s breast. To you I was committed at birth, from my mother’s womb you are my God. Be not far from me, for I am in distress; be near, for I have no one to help me.
Monday of Holy Week
Here we are! The final week of Lent–the Holiest week of the year
How has your Lent gone for you? Were you able to give of yourself? Help someone in need? Right a wrong? Reconcile with a friend or loved one? Confess your sins? Stick to your Lenten sacrifices? If not, don’t fear! There is still time! Make this week, a week of dedication, of fasting, abstinence and growing closer to Jesus. Remember His horrific suffering for each one of us and align your days and nights to his on the cross. Place all your burdens at his feet and know that He has done all of this for you! For today–we pray from the Psalms.