"Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak...
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love."
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Let Israel say:
“His love endures forever.”
Open for me the gates of the righteous;
I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord
through which the righteous may enter..."