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 146:1-2, 5-10
My soul, give praise to the Lord; I will praise the Lord all my days, make music to my God while I live. He is happy who is helped by Jacob's God, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who alone made heaven and earth, the seas and all they contain. It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever, who is just to those who are oppressed. It is he who gives bread to the hungry, the Lord, who sets prisoners free, the Lord who gives sight to the blind, who raises up those who are bowed down, the Lord, who protects the stranger and upholds the widow and orphan. It is the Lord who loves the just but thwarts the path of the wicked. The Lord will reign for ever, Zion's God, from age to age.
Reading: Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being. Do it for the Lord rather than for men, since you know full well you will receive an inheritance from Him as your reward. Be slaves of Christ the Lord.
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.
Let the light of your face shine on all people. May we be holy as you are holy! May we serve you by serving those you have placed in our lives. May we be holy as you are holy! Bring those who have died into your presence. May we be holy as you are holy!
Dear Jesus, Help us to be receptive to the word you speak to us. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.