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.
Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing for joy. Know that he the Lord is God. He made us, we belong to him, we are his people, the sheep of his flock. Go within his gates, giving thanks. Enter his courts with songs of praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. Indeed how good is the Lord, eternal his merciful love. He is faithful from age to age.
Reading: Ephesians 2:8-9
It is owing to his favor that salvation is yours through faith. This is not your own doing, it is God's gift; neither is it a reward for anything you have accomplished, so let no one pride himself on it.
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.
Jesus, you died for us. We praise you! Jesus, you have promised us eternal life. We praise you! Jesus, you lead us safely home. We praise you!
O Jesus, Lord of all, Lead us safely through this life until we reach our goal and live forever with you, and the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.