They are happy who dwell in your house,
for ever singing your praise.
They are happy, whose strength is in you,
in whose hearts are the road to Zion.
-Psalm 84, Longing for God's Temple
Today's Morning Prayer
(Can I just say sheepishly, I can't believe I ever complained that I "never get anything out of the dusty Psalms" when I started out as a Carmelite. When I pray them now, its poetry that is clear and seems so relevant to whatever is going on in my life. If you're struggling with praying the Liturgy of the Hours, keep going. It's like Tennis. It gets easier and so much more fun with a little practice.)