I will sing of mercy and justice; to you, O Lord, will I sing praises. Psalm 101:1
But as for me, O Lord, I cry to you for help; in the morning my prayer comes before you. Psalm 88:14
Why is it helpful to read (and reread), "So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets..."? In what ways does this strengthen your confidence in your faith and in Matthew's gospel?
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.