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.
My part, I have resolved, O Lord, is to obey your word. With all my heart I implore your favor; show the mercy of your promise. I have pondered over my ways and returned to your will. I made haste and did not delay to obey your commands. Though the nets of the wicked ensnared me I remembered your law. At midnight I will rise and thank you for your just decrees. I am a friend of all who revere you, who obey your precepts. Lord, your love fills the earth. Teach me your commands.
Reading: 1 Peter 5:5b-7
In your relations with one another, clothe yourselves with humility, because God "is stern with the arrogant but to the humble he shows kindness." Bow humbly under God's mighty hand, so that in due time he may lift you high. Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you.
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.
O Jesus, you come as Savior of the World, guide us on our way to Heaven. You have given us shepherds, help them to have true love for the sheep. You have formed us into one body, do not let us become separated from each other.
Savior of the World, You have washed away our sins in your blood. Keep us united in love with each other and guide us to where you live with The Father and The Holy Spirit. Amen.