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.
Yet I was always in your presence; you were holding me by my right hand. You will guide me by your counsel and so you will lead me to glory. What else have I in heaven but you? Apart from you I want nothing on earth. My body and my heart faint for joy; God is my possession for ever.
Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
May the Lord increase you and make you overflow with love for one another and for all, even as our love does for you. May he strengthen your hearts, making them blameless and holy before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his holy ones.
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.
Teach us your ways. Come, Lord Jesus! Help us to serve our neighbors. Come, Lord Jesus! Give us hope in your promises. Come, Lord Jesus!
Dear Father of all, Help us to learn how to live for you and serve others for you. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.