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 blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways! By the labor of your hands you shall eat. You will be happy and prosper; your wife like a fruitful vine in the heart of your house; your children like shoots of the olive, around your table. Indeed thus shall be blessed the man who fears the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life! May you see your children’s children in a happy Jerusalem! On Israel, peace.
Reading: See Colossians 1:23
You must hold fast to faith, be firmly grounded and steadfast in it, unshaken in the hope promised you by the gospel you have received. It is the gospel which has been announced to every creature under heaven.
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.
Heal our hearts which are wounded by our sins. Lord, let the light of your face shine upon us! Bring joy to those who suffer in body or spirit. Lord, let the light of your face shine upon us! Fill your ordained ministers with fidelity and love. Lord, let the light of your face shine upon us!
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.