‘Remember, Lord; reveal yourself
in the time of our distress.
‘As for me, give me courage,
King of gods and master of all power.
Put persuasive words into my mouth
when I face the lion;
change his feeling into hatred for our enemy,
that the latter and all like him may be brought to their end.
‘As for ourselves, save us by your hand,
and come to my help, for I am alone and have no one but you, Lord.
Today's Mass, Esther 4:16-17
Just as you had fears before acting for your people, calm the fears of the bishops and priests. Open all hearts to be one, even as You are One, oh God.