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.
In God alone be at rest, my soul; for my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock, my stronghold, my fortress: I stand firm. In God is my safety and glory, the rock of my strength. Take refuge in God, all you people. Trust him at all times. Pour our your hearts before him for God is our refuge.
Reading: From a Letter to the Corinthians by St. Clement
Let us put on unity of mind, thinking humble thoughts, exercising self-control, keeping ourselves far from all backbiting and slander, being righteous in deed, and not in word only. Scripture says: He who says much hears much in his own turn. Or does the easy talker think that he is righteous? We, too, dutifully gathered in unity of mind, should cry out to him continuously as with one voice, so as to share in his great and glorious promises. It is written: Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, man's heart has not conceived, what great things have been prepared for those who wait for him.
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.
Guide our hearts. Come, Holy Spirit! Deliver us from all harm. Come, Holy Spirit! Bring those who have died to their heavenly home. Come, Holy Spirit!
Dear Father in Heaven, Keep us in your love and free us from all error. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.