USCCB - NAB - Psalm 18:
"He said: I love you, LORD, my strength,
2 LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!
Praised be the LORD, I exclaim! I have been delivered from my enemies.
The breakers of death surged round about me; the menacing floods terrified me.
3 The cords of Sheol tightened; the snares of death lay in wait for me.
4 In my distress I called out: LORD! I cried out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry to him reached his ears."
Today I will begin the Novena for our country(and our world). The Lord is putting in my heart to praise Him and to bless our country by focusing and putting out there all the good that we have been blessed with. There are so many that are 'cursing' our country and it has been repeated so often on news programs and so forth. It is time to break the curses and call down the blessings.