PSALM 2 | Handbook of Prayers | Rev. James Socias, Publisher

(Part of prayers after Mass or prayed on Tuesday as part of the devotions during the week).

This messianic psalm should inspire us with courage to persevere in spite of the attacks of the devil against the kingdom of God on earth. It also reminds us that our hope comes from our being children of God.

Ant. His kingdom is a kingdom of all ages, and all kings shall serve and obey him. (Easter Time Alleluia.)

1. Why this tumult among nations,
Among peoples this useless murmuring?

2. They arise, the kings of the earth;
princes plot against the LORD and his anointed.

3. “Come, let us break their fetters;
come, let us cast off their yoke.”

4. He who sits in heaven laughs;
The LORD is laughing them to scorn.

5. Then he will speak in his anger,
his rage will strike them in terror.

6. “It is I who have set up my king on Zion,
my holy mountain.”

7. I will announce the decree of the LORD:
The LORD said to me: “You are my Son.
It is I who have begotten you this day.

8. “Ask and I shall bequeath to you the nations,
put the ends of the earth in your possession.

9. “With a rod of iron you will break them
shatter them like a potter’s jar.”

10. Now, O kings, understand;
take warning, rulers of the earth;

11. Serve the LORD
with awe and trembling.

12. Pay him your homage, lest he be angry and you
perish, for suddenly his anger will blaze.
Blessed are they who put their trust in God.

13. Glory be …

Ant. His kingdom is a kingdom of all ages, and all kings shall serve and obey him. (Easter Time Alleluia.)

V. O LORD, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come to you.

Priests add:

V. The LORD be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

Let us pray
Almighty and eternal God, you have renewed all creation in your beloved Son, the king of the whole universe.
May all the people of the earth, now torn apart by the wound of sin, become subject to the gentle rule
of your only begotten Son: Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
R. Amen.

– PSALM 2 | Handbook of Prayers | Rev. James Socias, Publisher

Handbook of Prayers, 7th Edition

PSALM 2

This messianic psalm should inspire us with courage to persevere in spite of attacks of the devil against the kingdom of God on earth. It also reminds us that our hope comes from our being children of God. | Handbook of Prayers | Rev. James Socias, Publisher | MTF

Psalm 2

Revised   Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

God’s Promise to His Anointed

Why do the nations conspire,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds asunder,
and cast their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord   has them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“I have set my king
on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, “You are my son,
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron,
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord   with fear,
with trembling 12 kiss his feet,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way;
for his wrath is quickly kindled.