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.
It was your hands that made me and shaped me: help me to learn your commands. Your faithful will see me and rejoice for I trust in your word. Lord, I know that your decrees are right, that you afflicted me justly. Let your love be ready to console me by your promise to your servant. Let your love come and I shall live for your law is my delight. Shame the proud who harm me with lies while I ponder your precepts. Let your faithful turn to me, those who know your will. Let my heart be blameless in obeying you lest I be ashamed.
Reading: From the Explanations of the Tractates on the first letter of John by St. Augustine
We have been promised that we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. By these words, the tongue has done its best; now we must apply the meditation of the heart. Although they are the words of Saint John, what are they in comparison with the divine reality? And how can we, so greatly inferior to John in merit, add anything of our own? Yet we have received, as John has told us, an anointing by the Holy One which teaches us inwardly more than our tongue can speak. Let us turn to this source of knowledge, and because at present you cannot see, make it your business to desire the divine vision.
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.
Jesus, you are the Truth, fill our minds with faith. Jesus, you are the Way, fill our souls with hope. Jesus, you are the Life, fill our hearts with love.
O Jesus, You died and rose so that we might have life and have it in abundance. Guide us on our journey until we safely reach your home where you live with The Father and The Holy Spirit. Amen.