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.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love endures for ever. Let the sons of Israel say: "His love endures for ever." Let the sons of Aaron say: "His love endures for ever." Let those who fear the Lord say: "His love endures for ever." I called to the Lord in my distress; he answered and freed me. The Lord is at my side; I do not fear. What can man do against me? The Lord is at my side as my helper: I shall look down on my foes. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in men: it is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
Reading: Romans 6:9-11
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will bring your mortal bodies to life also, through his Spirit dwelling in you.
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.
Jesus will raise us to new life. Let us ask him: Stay with us always, Risen Lord, hear our prayer! Strengthen our faith hope and love, Risen Lord, hear our prayer! Unite our divided world, Risen Lord, hear our prayer!
Father, Your Son prayed that we all might be one. Unite your scattered children into the one fold where your risen Son is the true Shepherd. We ask this in his name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.