A responsive reading
(adapted for inclusive language)
One: Happy are they who fear God
All: and have great delight in God’s commandments!
One: Their descendants will be mighty in the land;
All: the generation of the upright will be blessed.
One: Wealth and riches will be in their house,
All: and their justice will last for ever.
One: Light shines in the darkness for the upright;
All: the just are merciful and full of compassion.
One: It is good for them to be generous in lending
All: and to manage their affairs with justice.
One: For they will never be shaken;
All: the just will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
One: They will not be afraid of any evil rumours;
All: their heart is right; they put their trust in God.
St Paul’s School is located in Concord, New Hampshire USA. This reading was used in the school’s morning devotion.