Saturday in the Second Week of Lent: He shall convert my soul
From the evening psalm for today’s office: “He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.”
The Lord is my shepherd; *
therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture, *
and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul, *
and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; *
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me; *
thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Let us pray.
Help us to trust in your goodness and follow you, Lord God, that we may at last dwell in your presence for ever. Amen.
Photo: Jesus as the Good Shepherd from the early Christian catacomb of Domitilla/Domatilla (Crypt of Lucina, 200-300 CE), via Wikimedia.