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.
I rejoiced when I heard them say: "Let us go to God's house." And now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city strongly compact. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord. For Israel's law it is, there to praise the Lord's name. There were set the thrones of judgment of the house of David. For the peace of Jerusalem pray: "Peace be to your homes! May peace reign in your walls, in your palaces, peace!" For love of my brethren and friends I say: "Peace upon you!” For love of the house of the Lord, I will ask for your good.
Reading: Revelation 12:1
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
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.
Lead us into Heaven with Mary, our Mother. May your Mother intercede for us! Free us from the corruption of sin. May your Mother intercede for us! Lift up those who are cast down. May your Mother intercede for us!
Dear Jesus, You brought your Mother body and soul to the glories of your Kingdom. May she intercede for her children on earth so that we may share in her joy in Heaven. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.