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 praise the Lord, all you nations, acclaim him, all you peoples! Strong is his love for us; he is faithful for ever.
Reading: Isaiah 45:8
Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down. Let the earth open and salvation bud forth; let justice also spring up! I, the Lord, have created this.
Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.
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.
Watch over your Church. Protect your people, Lord! Strengthen our hope as we long for your coming. Protect your people, Lord! Lead those who have died into your perpetual Light. Protect your people, Lord!
Dear Jesus, May we be found ready when you come. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.