1. A Canticle in steps. When troubled, I cried out to the Lord, and he heard me.

2. O Lord, free my soul from lips of iniquity and from the deceitful tongue.

3. What will be given to you, or what will be added to you, for a deceitful tongue?:

4. the sharp arrows of the powerful, along with the burning coals of desolation.

5. Woe to me, for my sojourning has been prolonged. I have lived with the inhabitants of Kedar.

6. My soul has long been a sojourner.

7. With those who hated peace, I was peaceful. When I spoke to them, they fought against me without cause.

“O verdadeiro servo de Deus é aquele que usa a caridade para com seu próximo, que está decidido a fazer a vontade de Deus a todo custo, que vive em profunda humildade e simplicidade”. São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina