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.
They are happy whose life is blameless, who follow God's law! They are happy who do his will, seeking him with all their hearts, who never do anything evil but walk in his ways. You have laid down your precepts to be obeyed with care. May my footsteps be firm to obey your statutes. Then I shall not be put to shame as I heed your commands. I will thank you with an upright heart as I learn your decrees. I will obey your statutes: do not forsake me.
Reading: 1 John 3:1a, 2
See what love the Father has bestowed on us in letting us be called children of God! Yet that is what we are. Dearly beloved, we are God's children now; what we shall later be has not yet come to light. We know that when it comes to light we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is.
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.
Without you we can do nothing. Come, Lord Jesus! Bless the sick with healing. Come, Lord Jesus! Be our hope and our strength. Come, Lord Jesus!
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for all your gifts. Help us to use them joyfully in your service and in the service of others. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.