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.
O shepherd of Israel, hear us, you who lead Joseph's flock, shine forth from your cherubim throne upon Ephraim, Benjamin, Manasseh. O Lord, rouse up your might, O Lord, come to our help. God of hosts bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.
Reading: Micah 5:3-4a
The ruler of Israel shall stand firm and shepherd his flock by the strength of the Lord, in the majestic name of the Lord, his God; And they shall remain, for now his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth; he shall be peace.
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.
Come and deliver us from death. Come, Lord Jesus! Come and dispel our darkness. Come, Lord Jesus! Come and tell us of the Father's loving kindness. Come, Lord Jesus!
Heavenly Father, Free us from sin and bring us to life. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.