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 have done what is right and just: let me not be oppressed. Vouch for the welfare of your servant lest the proud oppress me. My eyes yearn for your saving help and the promise of your justice. Treat your servant with love and teach me your commands. I am your servant, give me knowledge; then shall I know your will. It is time for the Lord to act for your law has been broken. That is why I love your commands more than finest gold, why I rule my life by your precepts: I hate the ways of falsehood.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
Christ is now raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. Death came through a man; hence the resurrection of the dead comes through a man also. Just as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will come to life again.
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.
May your Church show your presence to the world. Have mercy on us! Increase our faith. Have mercy on us! Bring your joy to those who mourn. Have mercy on us!
Dear Jesus, Help us to remain true to you. May we never turn away from following you. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.