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 God of hosts, hear my prayer, give ear, O God of Jacob. Turn your eyes, O God, our shield, look on the face of your anointed. One day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. The threshold of the house of God I prefer to the dwellings of the wicked.
Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
It is not ourselves we preach but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness", has shone in our hearts, that we in turn might make known the glory of God shining on the face of Christ.
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.
You are God: We praise you. You are the Lord: We acclaim you. You are the eternal Father: All creation worships you.
Dear Father in Heaven, Help us to listen to the voice of your Son and so to come one day to live with you in Heaven. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.