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 5:2-6, 8-9, 12-13
To my words give ear, O Lord, give heed to my groaning. Attend to the sound of my cries, my King and my God. It is you whom I invoke, O Lord. In the morning you hear me; in the morning I offer you my prayer, watching and waiting. You are no God who loves evil; no sinner is your guest. The boastful shall not stand their ground before your face. But I through the greatness of your love have access to your house. I bow down before your holy temple, filled with awe. Lead me, Lord, in your justice, because of those who lie in wait; make clear your way before me. All those you protect shall be glad and ring out their joy. You shelter them; in you they rejoice, those who love your name. It is you who bless the just man you surround him with favor as with a shield.
Reading: Wisdom 11:23-24a
You have mercy on all, O Lord, because you can do all things; and you overlook the sins of men that they may repent. For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made.
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.
May we find you through our Lenten observance. Lord, guide our steps. Help us to see you in those around us. Lord, guide our steps. May we always seek you with undivided hearts. Lord, guide our steps.
Dear Jesus, Instruct our minds and direct our hearts that we may come closer to you. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.