0. A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.

1. O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.

2. So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory.

3. Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee.

4. So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.

5. My soul is feasted as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises thee with joyful lips,

6. when I think of thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the watches of the night;

7. for thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy.

8. My soul clings to thee; thy right hand upholds me.

9. But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;

10. they shall be given over to the power of the sword, they shall be prey for jackals.

11. But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall glory; for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

“Todas as pessoas que escolhem a melhor parte (viver em Cristo) devem passar pelas dores de Cristo; algumas mais, algumas menos…” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina