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.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains: from where shall come my help? My help shall come from the Lord who made heaven and earth. May he never allow you to stumble! Let him sleep not, your guard. No, he sleeps not nor slumbers, Israel's guard. The Lord is your guard and your shade; at your right side he stands. By day the sun shall not smite you nor the moon in the night. The Lord will guard you from evil, he will guard you soul. The Lord will guard your going and coming both now and for ever.
Reading: 1 John 3:16-17
The way we came to understand love was that he laid down his life for us; we too must lay down our lives for our brothers.” I ask you, how can God’s love survive in a man who has enough of this world’s goods yet closes his heart to his brother when he sees him in need?
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.
Lead us to eternal life. Look on us with favor! May our work today build up your kingdom. Look on us with favor! Open our eyes to the needs of our brothers and sisters. Look on us with favor!
Dear Jesus, Do not leave us orphans but accompany us as we work to build up your Kingdom. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.