Plea with Settled Joy

Play
For 5 April 2021, Easter Monday, based on Psalm 16

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.’

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.

You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.


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.

Mary Erika is a lay preacher from the Philippines. She teaches at the Institute of Preaching, handling the Practicum in Preaching Program. She is also a School Administrator and an Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, where she also received her Ph.D. in Theology.