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 Lord, hear my voice when I call; have mercy and answer. Of you my heart has spoken: "Seek his face." It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face. Dismiss not your servant in anger; you have been my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God my help! Though father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Instruct me, Lord, in your way; on an even path lead me. When they lie in ambush protect me from my enemy's greed. False witnesses rise against me, breathing out fury. I am sure I shall see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living. Hope in him, hold firm and take heart. Hope in the Lord!
Reading: Tobit 4:15a, 16a, 18a, 19
Do to no one what you yourself dislike. Give to the hungry some of your bread, and to the naked some of your clothing. Seek counsel from every wise man. At all times bless the Lord God, and ask him to make all your paths straight and to grant success to all your endeavors and plans.
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.
May we make this day pleasing to you. Lord, help us to grow in holiness. Help us to recognize your presence in all people. Lord, help us to grow in holiness. In your mercy receive those who have died into your kingdom. Lord, help us to grow in holiness.
Dear Jesus, Help us to follow the light of your truth. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.