Reading 1, Sirach 36:5-6, 10-17
5 Send new portents, do fresh wonders, win glory for your hand and your right arm.
6 Rouse your fury, pour out your rage, destroy the opponent, annihilate the enemy.
10 Gather together all the tribes of Jacob, restore them their heritage as at the beginning.
11 Take pity, Lord, on the people called by your name, on Israel whom you have made your first-born.
12 Have compassion on your holy city, on Jerusalem, the place where you rest.
13 Fill Zion with your praises and your sanctuary with your glory.
14 Vindicate those whom you created first, fulfil what has been prophesied in your name.
15 Give those who wait for you their reward, let your prophets be proved true.
16 Grant, Lord, the prayer of your servants, in the terms of Aaron’s blessing on your people,
17 so that all the earth’s inhabitants may acknowledge that you are the Lord, the everlasting God.