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Responsorial Psalm for the Thursday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time

Psalm 44:10-11, 14-15, 24-25, 27b

Summary: Feeling abandoned by God, we face defeat, mockery, and scorn from enemies and neighbors alike, pleading for His mercy amid our misery and oppression.

Lament in Defeat

R. Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.

Yet now you have cast us off and put us in disgrace,
and you go not forth with our armies.
You have let us be driven back by our foes;
those who hated us plundered us at will.

R. Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.

You made us the reproach of our neighbors,
the mockery and the scorn of those around us.
You made us a byword among the nations,
a laughingstock among the peoples.

R. Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.

Why do you hide your face,
forgetting our woe and our oppression?
For our souls are bowed down to the dust,
our bodies are pressed to the earth.

R. Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy.

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