21 March 2010

The Good Samaritan wins in Washington

The introit for today begins "Judica me, Domine" (Judge me, O Lord). I think the Lord will judge the US Senate and House today and will find most to have acted righteously.
    Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
    we thine unworthy servants
    do give thee most humble and hearty thanks
    for all thy goodness and loving-kindness
    to us and to all men.
    We bless thee for our creation, preservation,
    and all the blessings of this life;
    but above all for thine inestimable love
    in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
    for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
    And, we beseech thee,
    give us that due sense of all thy mercies,
    that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful;
    and that we show forth thy praise,
    not only with our lips, but in our lives,
    by giving up our selves to thy service,
    and by walking before thee
    in holiness and righteousness all our days;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit,
    be all honor and glory, world without end.