Sir 36:1-5, 10-14 Monday Morning 2
Come to our aid, O God of all, * strike all the nations with terror.
Raise your hand against foreign nations, * that they may see your great power.
As our sufferings prove your holiness to them, * so let their downfall prove your glory to us.
Let them know, as we ourselves know, * that there is no other God but you.
Give us signs again, work new wonders, * show how mighty your right arm can be.
Assemble all the tribes of Jacob, * as when they first received their inheritance.
Pity the poor people called by your name, * pity Israel whom you named your firstborn.
Have compassion on the holy city, * Jerusalem, the place of your rest.
Let Zion ring with your praises, * let your temple be filled with your glory.