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.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands. Day unto day takes up the story and night unto night makes known the message. No speech, no word, no voice is heard yet their span extends through all the earth, their words to the utmost bounds of the world.
Reading: 1John 1:1-4
This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the word of life–and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and announce to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us). What we have seen and heard we announce to you too, so that you may have fellowship with us (and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ). Indeed our purpose in writing you this is that our joy may be complete.
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.
Make us your witnesses in the world. Hear us, Lord Jesus! Help us to preach the Gospel to every creature. Hear us, Lord Jesus! Send laborers into your vineyard. Hear us, Lord Jesus!
Heavenly Father, Through the words of St. John, draw us deeper into the love of the Trinity. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.