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 God, make haste to my rescue, Lord, come to my aid! Let there be shame and confusion on those who seek my life. O let them turn back in confusion, who delight in my harm, let them retreat, covered with shame, who jeer at my lot. Let there be rejoicing and gladness for all who seek you. Let them say for ever: “God is great,” who love your saving help. As for me, wretched and poor, come to me, O God. You are my rescuer, my help, O Lord, do not delay.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on airs, it is not snobbish. Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger; neither does it brood over injuries. Love does not rejoice in what is wrong, but rejoices with the truth. There is not limit to love’s forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure.
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.
Reveal yourself to those who do not know you. Lord hear our prayer! May our work today build up your Kingdom. Lord hear our prayer! We present you the intentions we hold in our hearts. Lord hear our prayer!
Dear Jesus, May all the work we have done today be pleasing to you. Perfect the works we have begun that we may bear much fruit. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.