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.
Your word, O Lord, for ever stands firm in the heavens: your truth lasts from age to age, like the earth you created. By your decree it endures to this day; for all things serve you. Had your law not been my delight I would have died in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts for with them you give me life. Save me, for I am yours since I seek your precepts. Though the wicked lie in wait to destroy me yet I ponder on your will. I have seen that all perfection has an end but your command is boundless.
Reading: From a homily on Ecclesiastes by St. Gregory of Nyssa
We shall be blessed with clear vision if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ, for he, as Paul teaches, is our head, and there is in him no shadow of evil. Saint Paul himself and all who have reached the same heights of sanctity had their eyes fixed on Christ, and so have all who live and move and have their being in him.
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.
Grant help and grace to all who ask for our prayers. Come, Lord Jesus! Let our work praise you. Come, Lord Jesus! May your peace by with us. Come, Lord Jesus!
Dear Father in Heaven, May all that we do and say be done for you. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives forever with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.