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.
On the holy mountain is his city cherished by the Lord. The Lord prefers the gates of Zion to all Jacob's dwellings. Of you are told glorious things, O city of God! “Babylon and Egypt I will count among those who know me; Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia, these will be her children and Zion shall be called ‘Mother’ for all shall be her children." It is he, the Lord Most High, who gives each his place. In his register of peoples he writes: "These are her children," and while they dance they will sing: "In you all find their home."
Reading: Isaiah 61:10
I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul; For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a mantle of justice, like a bride bedecked with her jewels.
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.
Bring salvation and peace to us sinners. May your Mother the Queen of Heaven intercede for us! Pour out the gifts of the Holy Spirit on the Church. May your Mother the Queen of Heaven intercede for us! May the dead rejoice in the Heavenly Kingdom. May your Mother the Queen of Heaven intercede for us!
Dear Father, You gave us Mary to be our queen and our mother. May she intercede for us that we may share in her joy. We ask this through Jesus your Son in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.