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 72:2, 12-19
O God, give your judgment to the king, to a king’s son your justice, that he may judge your people in justice and your poor in right judgment. For he shall save the poor when they cry and the needy who are helpless. He will have pity on the weak and save the lives of the poor. From oppression he will rescue their lives, to him their blood is dear. Long may he live, may the gold of Sheba be given him. They shall pray for him without ceasing and bless him all the day. May corn be abundant in the land to the peaks of the mountains. May its fruit rustle like Lebanon; may people flourish in the cities like grass on the earth. May his name be blessed for ever and endure like the sun. Every tribe shall be blessed in him, all nations bless his name. Blessed be the Lord, God of Israel, who alone works wonders, ever blessed his glorious name. Let his glory fill the earth. Amen! Amen!
Reading: Hebrews 9:11-12
When Christ came as high priest of the good things which have come to be, he entered once for all into the sanctuary, passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands, that is, not belonging to this creation. He entered, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, and achieved eternal redemption.
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.
Today our Savior left us the gift of the Holy Eucharist. Let us ask him: Enrich your Church through the celebration of the Eucharist, Jesus, you are the bread of life! Help all priests to live their vocation worthily, Jesus, you are the bread of life! In your mercy, raise up the dead to eternal life, Jesus, you are the bread of life!
Dear Jesus, You gave us the Holy Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. As we contemplate your great gift, may we celebrate this feast with a truly thankful spirit. Amen.