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.
On the holy mountain is his city cherished by the Lord. The Lord prefers the gates of Zion to all Jacob's dwellings. Of you are told glorious things, O city of God! “Babylon and Egypt I will count among those who know me; Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia, these will be her children and Zion shall be called ‘Mother’ for all shall be her children." It is he, the Lord Most High, who gives each his place. In his register of peoples he writes: "These are her children," and while they dance they will sing: "In you all find their home."
Reading: Isaiah 61:10
I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a mantle of justice, like a bride bedecked with her jewels.
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.
You gave us Mary to intercede for the Church. Protect your people, Lord! You gave us Mary to help us in our trials. Comfort the afflicted, Lord! You gave us Mary to be our Mother. May she guide us to your Kingdom!
Dear Jesus, You gave us your Mother to protect and strengthen your Church. May we receive comfort and strength when we call upon her. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.