Blessed is the man
who meditates on the law of the Lord day and night;
he shall bring forth fruit in due season (Ps 1:2-3).
ACT OF PENITENCE
Your statutes have become our song
in the land of exile (Ps 118:54).
Your promise is sweeter to our taste
than honey in the mouth (Ps 118:103).
Your word is a lamp for our steps
and a light for our path (Ps 118:105).
who gave your priest Saint Jerome
a sweet and living passion for Sacred Scripture,
grant that your people
may be more abundantly nourished by your word,
and find in it the wellspring of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.