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.
Lord, let my cry come before you: teach me by your word. Let my pleading come before you; save me by your promise. Let my lips proclaim your praise because you teach me your commands. Let my tongue sing your promise for your commands are just. Let your hand be ready to help me, since I have chosen your precepts. Lord, I long for your saving help and your law is my delight. Give life to my soul that I may praise you. Let your decrees give me help. I am lost like a sheep; seek your servant for I remember your commands.
Reading: Philippians 4:8, 9b
Your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous or worthy of praise. Then will the God of peace be with you.
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.
Keep us faithful to your teachings. Lord hear us! Pour into our hearts the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Lord hear us! Lead the dead into your Kingdom. Lord hear us!
Dear Father, Each new day is a gift from you. May our work today bring glory to your name. We ask this through Jesus your Son in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.