February 21 2024 Daily Prayer

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. 

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord 
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving 
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

The Lord is God, the mighty God, 
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth 
and the highest mountains as well.
He made the sea; it belongs to him, 
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship, 
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker.
For he is our God and we are his people, 
the flock he shepherds.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.

Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray 
and they do not know my ways.”
So I swore in my anger, 
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Reading: Ezekiel 18:30b-32

Turn and be converted from all your crimes, that they may be no cause of guilt for you. Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed, and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies, says the Lord God. Return and live!

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.


Free us from our slavery to our senses.
Lord, renew us in your Spirit!
Help us to always turn to you when we fall.
Lord, renew us in your Spirit!
Increase our faith, hope, and charity.
Lord, renew us in your Spirit!
Dear Father,
By the good works you inspire, help us to be renewed in spirit. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.