|Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana|
Monday, March 7, 2016
Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Open my lips, O Lord, *
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence *
and take not your holy Spirit from me.
Give me the joy of your saving help again *
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
(From Psalm 51, as found in the Book of Common Prayer)