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 soul lies in the dust; by your word revive me. I declared my ways and you answered: teach me your statutes. Make me grasp the way of your precepts and I will muse on your wonders. My soul pines away with grief; by your word raise me up. Keep me from the way of error and teach me your law. I have chosen the way of truth with your decrees before me. I bind myself to do your will; Lord, do not disappoint me. I will run the way of your commands; you give freedom to my heart.
Reading: Colossians 3:12-13
Because you are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with heartfelt mercy, with kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another; forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord has forgiven 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.
Fill us with joy. Lord, have mercy on us! Forgive us our sins. Lord, have mercy on us! Welcome the dead into your Kingdom. Lord, have mercy on us!
Dear Father, Strengthen our faith that we may always joyfully follow your Son. We ask this through Jesus your Son in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.