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.
Lord, how I love your law! It is ever in my mind. Your command makes me wiser than my foes; for it is mine for ever. I have more insight than all who teach me for I ponder your will. I have more understanding than the old for I keep your precepts. I turn my feet from evil paths to obey your word. I have not turned away from your decrees; you yourself have taught me. Your promise is sweeter to my taste than honey in the mouth. I gain understanding from your precepts; I hate the ways of falsehood.
Reading: 1 John 4:14-15
We have seen for ourselves, and can testify, that the Father has sent the Son as savior of the world. When anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him and he in God.
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.
Strengthen our faith in you. Remember your people, Lord! Give those who feel despair hope and joy. Remember your people, Lord! May those who have died see your face. Remember your people, Lord!
Dear Jesus, Pour out your blessings upon us. May we show your face to all those around us. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.