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.
Lord, let my cry come before you: teach me by your word. Let my pleading come before you; save me by your promise. Let my lips proclaim your praise because you teach me your commands. Let my tongue sing your promise for your commands are just. Let your hand be ready to help me, since I have chosen your precepts. Lord, I long for your saving help and your law is my delight. Give life to my soul that I may praise you. Let your decrees give me help. I am lost like a sheep; seek your servant for I remember your commands.
Reading: Isaiah 1:16-18
Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justice your aim; redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow. Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; Though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool.
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.
Help us to serve others. Lord, help us with your grace. May we offer you true repentance. Lord, help us with your grace. May we always give thanks to you. Lord, help us with your grace.
Dear Jesus, Without you we can do nothing. Look with compassion on our weakness and help us in your loving mercy. Amen.