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Responsorial Psalm for the Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Psalm 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab, Hosea 6:6

Summary: God desires true repentance over ritual offerings. A heart sincerely remorseful and seeking purification reflects the sacrifice He values, leading to blessings and favor upon His community.

Heartfelt Repentance Desired

R. It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.

R. It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

For you are not pleased with sacrifices;
should I offer a burnt offering, you would not accept it.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.

R. It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

Be bountiful, O LORD, to Zion in your kindness
by rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem;
Then shall you be pleased with due sacrifices,
burnt offerings and holocausts.

R. It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

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