Into Your Hands I Commend my Spirit

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Good Friday, based on Psalm 31:2, 6, 12–13, 15–16, 17, 25

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily.
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me.
 
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

   You hate those who pay regard to worthless idols,
but I trust in the LORD.

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

I have passed out of mind like one who is dead;
I have become like a broken vessel.
For I hear the whispering of many—
terror all around!—
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.
 
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

My times are in your hand;
deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.
Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your steadfast love.
Do not let me be put to shame, O LORD,
for I call on you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the LORD.

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

 


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Barbara Schwarz OP

Barbara Schwarz is a Dominican Sister of Amityville. She is an artist and member of the Dominican Institute for the Arts. Barbara’s work reflects a deep sense of justice and a profound love of color. She does workshops, days of prayer, and art as meditation with groups. Barbara has been a presenter at the Dominican College and Youth Preaching Conferences.