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.
The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed; the Lord has robed himself with might, he has girded himself with power. The world you made firm, not to be moved; your throne has stood firm from of old. From all eternity, O Lord, you are. The waters have lifted up, O Lord, the waters have lifted up their voice, the waters have lifted up their thunder. Greater than the roar of mighty waters, more glorious than the surgings of the sea, the Lord is glorious on high. Truly your decrees are to be trusted. Holiness is fitting to your house, O Lord, until the end of time.
Reading: From the first apology in defense of the Christians by St. Justin, martyr
We hold our common assembly on Sunday because it is the first day of the week, the day on which God put darkness and chaos to flight and created the world, and because on that same day our savior Jesus Christ rose from the dead. For he was crucified on Friday and on Sunday he appeared to his disciples and taught them the things that we have passed on for your consideration.
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.
Protect Francis our Pope. Victorius King, hear our prayer! May we be faithful disciples. Victorius King, hear our prayer! Forgive us our sins. Victorius King, hear our prayer!
Dear Jesus, You appeared to your disciples on the Sea of Tiberias. Forgive us for the times we have failed you so that we may come to that Kingdom where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.