“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Psalm 98:4-9

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;

make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn –
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

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Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord,
for He comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.

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– Psalm 98:4-9 (NIV)

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QUOTE…from POPE JOHN PAUL II’s REFLECTION on PSALM 98…

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“The reception reserved for the Lord is marked by a universal praise.

In addition to the orchestra and the hymns of the Temple of His chosen people,

all of creation, as a kind of cosmic temple, also participates.

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There are four singers of this immense choir of praise.

The first is the roaring sea, that seems to be the constant basso of this grandiose hymn.

The earth and the entire world with all its inhabitants follow united in solemn harmony.

The third personification is that of the rivers – that are considered the arms of the sea –

which, with their rhythmic flow, seem to clap hands in applause.

Finally, there are the mountains that seem to dance for joy before the Lord,

even though they are the most massive and imposing creatures.

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So we have a colossal choir that has only one purpose:

to exalt the Lord, King and just Judge

who comes to govern (and to rule) the earth … with justice and equity.

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This is our great hope and our petition:

“Your Kingdom come” – a kingdom of peace, justice, and serenity,

that will re-establish the original harmony of creation.”

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– Pope John Paul II

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Oh the immense joy of knowing You, O Lord.

Let Your kingdom come O Lord, let Your kingdom come!

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