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.
Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God. My soul is thirsting for God, the God of my life; when can I enter and see the face of God? My tears have become my bread, by night, by day, as I hear it said all the day long: “Where is your God?” These things will I remember as I pour out my soul: how I would lead the rejoicing crowd into the house of God, amid cries of gladness and thanksgiving, the throng wild with joy. Why are you cast down, my soul, why groan within me? Hope in God; I will praise him still, my savior and my God.
Reading: Jeremiah 15:16
When I found your words, I devoured them; they became my joy and the happiness of my heart, Because I bore your name, O Lord, God of hosts.
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.
We pray for those who are suffering because of the cruelty of others. Come, Holy Spirit! We pray for those in sadness that they will be comforted. Come, Holy Spirit! We pray for those who are hungry that they would be satisfied. Come, Holy Spirit!
Dear Father in Heaven, Send the Holy Spirit to guide us in the way Jesus shows us and help us to reject all that leads us away from you. Amen.