Irv Davis, Jerusalem Psalms, 2000
Readings for Mass
First Reading: Zechariah 8:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 102:16-18, 19-21, 29, 22-23
Gospel: Luke 9:46-50
Thus says the Lord: I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts shall be called the holy mountain (NRSV, Zechariah 8:3).
Let us pray.
Father, so often, even to your prophets who listen so attentively to the one Word spoken to all, you seem absent from your people who look forward to your return. But, Father, you are always with your people offering us a share in your divine life and challenging us to grow in that life. It is we, blinded by our sinfulness, who must return to you who are the one, true, faithful one. Father, may we find your holy city Jerusalem, not merely as promise, but as reality wherever we are.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.