July 26 2022 Daily Prayer

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. 

Psalm 116:12-19

They are happy whose life is blameless,
who follow God’s law!
They are happy who do his will,
seeking him with all their hearts,
who never do anything evil
but walk in his ways.

You have laid down your precepts
to be obeyed with care.
May my footsteps be firm
to obey your statutes.
Then I shall not be put to shame
as I heed your commands.

I will thank you with an upright heart
as I learn your decrees.
I will obey your statutes:
do not forsake me.

Reading: 1 John 3:1a, 2

See what love the Father has bestowed on us in letting us be called children of God! Yet that is what we are. Dearly beloved, we are God's children now; what we shall later be has not yet come to light. We know that when it comes to light, we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is.

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.

Intercessions

Fill all who seek you with joy.
Lord hear our prayer!
Uproot the sins in our hearts.
Lord hear our prayer!
May the dead enter your Kingdom of Glory.
Lord hear our prayer!
Dear Jesus,
Enlighten our minds and scatter the darkness in our hearts. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.