Every day, we will post a few brief prayers inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours.
O Lord, open my lips. And my mouth shall declare your praise.
Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are, clothed in majesty and glory, wrapped in light as in a robe! You stretch out the heavens like a tent. Above the rains you build your dwelling. You make the clouds your chariot, you walk on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers and flashing fire your servants. You founded the earth on its base, to stand firm from age to age. You wrapped it with the ocean like a cloak: the waters stood higher than the mountains. At your threat they took to flight; at the voice of your thunder they fled. They rose over the mountains and flowed down to the place which you had appointed. You set limits they might not pass lest they return to cover the earth. You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow in between the hills. They give drink to all the beasts of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst. On their banks dwell the birds of heaven; from the branches they sing their song.
Reading: Ezekiel 36:25-28
I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees.
The Canticle of Mary
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
May all people enjoy your never failing light. Remember your people, Lord! Look with favor on your Church. Remember your people, Lord! Help all those who are suffering in body or spirit. Remember your people, Lord!
Dear Jesus, Fill us with peace as we strive to do your will. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.