By Alyssa Bormes
Lord, let your mercy be on us,
as we place our trust in you.
The repetition of the Psalms can sometimes be just that – repetitious. However, this is not a fault with the Psalms, instead it’s with us. Perhaps we need new ears with which to hear, and a refreshed heart with which to pray.
Listen to the echo of the refrain, “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.” At Mass today, this was uttered a total of five times; it’s a sort of stammering. We are speaking to God, and asking for something – mercy. Repeating it five times seems like a sort of begging. Of course, in a way, we are all beggars before God.
What better prayer is there for a time such as this? We beseech Him for mercy – we need mercy now! We give Him our trust. Had we taken our trust from Him? Or, do we just need to hear ourselves reiterate that we do in fact trust Him?
Today, beg Him, “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
And then rest in knowing that it shall be so.