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.
O praise the Lord, all you nations, acclaim him all you peoples! Strong is his love for us; he is faithful for ever.
Reading: From a discourse on the psalms by St. Augustine
Now therefore, brethren, we urge you to praise God. That is what we are all telling each other when we say Alleluia. You say to your neighbor, “Praise the Lord!” and he says the same to you. We are all urging one another to praise the Lord, and all thereby doing what each of us urges the other to do. But see that your praise comes from your whole being; in other words, see that you praise God not with your lips and voices alone, but with your minds, your lives and all your actions.
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.
Bless and sanctify your Church. Alleluia, come Lord Jesus! Give us your peace and joy. Alleluia, come Lord Jesus! Unite all your scattered children. Alleluia, come Lord Jesus!
Dear Jesus, Through your death and resurrection you brought us new life. May our lives be pleasing in your sight. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.