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.
How good and how pleasant it is, when brothers live in unity! It is like precious oil upon the head running down upon the beard, running down upon Aaron’s beard, upon the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon which falls on the heights of Zion. For there the Lord gives his blessing, life for ever.
Reading: Isaiah 53:11b-12
Through his sufferings, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear. Therefore I will give him his portion among the great, and he shall divide the spoils with the mighty, Because he surrendered himself to death and was counted among the wicked: And he shall take away the sins of many, and win pardon for their offenses.
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 reveal your power by our lives. Have mercy on us, Lord! Forgive us our sins. Have mercy on us, Lord! Look with pity on the dead. Have mercy on us, Lord!
Dear Jesus, May we always walk in your ways. We realize our weakness and that we often fall. May the remembrance of your Passion and death keep us close to you. Amen.