1. A psalm. A song for the dedication of the temple. Of David.

2. I praise you, LORD, for you raised me up and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.

3. O LORD, my God, I cried out to you and you healed me.

4. LORD, you brought me up from Sheol; you kept me from going down to the pit.

5. Sing praise to the LORD, you faithful; give thanks to God's holy name.

6. For divine anger lasts but a moment; divine favor lasts a lifetime. At dusk weeping comes for the night; but at dawn there is rejoicing.

7. Complacent, I once said, "I shall never be shaken."

8. LORD, when you showed me favor I stood like the mighty mountains. But when you hid your face I was struck with terror.

9. To you, LORD, I cried out; with the Lord I pleaded for mercy:

10. "What gain is there from my lifeblood, from my going down to the grave? Does dust give you thanks or declare your faithfulness?

11. Hear, O LORD, have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper."

12. You changed my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.

13. With my whole being I sing endless praise to you. O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks.

“Os talentos de que fala o Evangelho são os cinco sentidos, a inteligência e a vontade. Quem tem mais talentos, tem maior dever de usá-los para o bem dos outros.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina