Our prayer this day, the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Praise the Lord. The ears of the deaf be cleared. “Ephphatha!”
Praise the Lord. The lame leap like a stag. The Lord raises up those who were bowed down and sets captives free.
We shall fear not and be strong for our God is here and has come to save us.
Our tongues will no long be mute, but sing of the God Who keeps faith forever – securing justice, protecting strangers, and feeding the hungry.
Let us no speak plainly. God has done and still does astonishing things and shall reign forever through all generations. Praise the Lord. <image source>