Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Saturday Mass of Our Lady)
Psalm 9 : 22-23, 24-25, 28-29, 35
Why, o YHVH, do You stand afar? Why hide from us in times of distress? The wicked are in power; the weak suffer harassment; the poor become victims of evil schemes.
Exploiters boast in their power and greed; the covetous blasphemes and defies God. In their pride the wicked say, “There is no God.” They see no further.
Their mouths are filled with cursing, deceit and threats; spite and mischief are under their tongues. They lie in ambush near the villages, murdering the innocent and the unfortunate, spying upon their next victim.
But You see those in misery, o God, and You take it in hand. The unfortunate commits himself to You; the orphan turns to You for help.