0. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

1. Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;

2. from the end of the earth I call to thee, when my heart is faint. Lead thou me to the rock that is higher than I;

3. for thou art my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.

4. Let me dwell in thy tent for ever! Oh to be safe under the shelter of thy wings! [Selah]

5. For thou, O God, hast heard my vows, thou hast given me the heritage of those who fear thy name.

6. Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!

7. May he be enthroned for ever before God; bid steadfast love and faithfulness watch over him!

8. So will I ever sing praises to thy name, as I pay my vows day after day.

Como distinguir uma tentação de um pecado e como estar certo de que não se pecou? – perguntou um penitente. Padre Pio sorriu e respondeu: “Como se distingue um burro de um homem? O burro tem de ser conduzido; o homem conduz a si mesmo!” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina