Psalm for Thursday in the Second Week of Advent

Psalm 145:1-4, 8-13

1   I will exalt you, O God my King,*
      and bless your Name for ever and ever.

2   Every day will I bless you*
     and praise your Name for ever and ever.

3   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised;*
     there is no end to his greatness.

4   One generation shall praise your works to another*
     and shall declare your power.

8   The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,*
     slow to anger and of great kindness.

9   The LORD is loving to everyone*
     and his compassion is over all his works.

10  All your works praise you, O LORD,*
     and your faithful servants bless you.

11  They make known the glory of your kingdom*
      and speak of your power.

12  That the peoples may know of your power*  
      and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

13  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;*
      your dominion endures throughout all ages.