1You have been gracious to your land, O LORD,
you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
2You have forgiven the iniquity of your people
and blotted out all their sins.
3You have withdrawn all your fury
and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.
4Restore us then, O God our Savior;
let your anger depart from us.
5Will you be displeased with us for ever?
will you prolong your anger from age to age?
6Will you not give us life again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your mercy, O LORD,
and grant us your salvation.
8I will listen to what the LORD God is saying,
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
and to those who turn their hearts to him.
9Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.
10Mercy and truth have met together;
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11Truth shall spring up from the earth,
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12The LORD will indeed grant prosperity,
and our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness shall go before him,
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.
A Collect for Fridays
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.