*Alternate* First Reading: From Psalms

Psalm 9: 1-4
I will praise you, YHWH, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your marvelous works!
I will be glad and rejoice in you.
I will sing praise to your Name, Most High.

Psalm 25: 5-6
Show me your ways, YHWH!
Teach me your paths!
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation.

Psalm 51: 10-11
Oh God, create a clean heart in me.
Put into me a new and steadfast spirit.
Do not banish me from your presence.
Do not deprive me of your holy Spirit.

Psalm 86: 5-7
You are good and forgiving, YHWH,
full of constant love for all who call on you.
Listen to my prayer, YHWH,
hear my cries for help.
I call to you in times of trouble
because you answer my prayer.

Psalm 139: 1-2, 13-14
YHWH, you searched me,
and you know me.
You know if I am standing or sitting,
you read my thoughts from far away.
You created my inmost being
and stitched me together in my mother’s womb.
For all these mysteries I thank you —
for the wonder of myself.
For the wonder of your works —
my soul knows it well.