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.
But as for me, I will always hope and praise you more and more. My lips will tell of your justice and day by day of your help though I can never tell it all. I will declare the Lord's mighty deeds, proclaiming your justice, yours alone. O God, you have taught me from my youth and I proclaim your wonders still.
Reading: Colossians 1:21-22
You yourselves were once alienated from him; you nourished hostility in your hearts because of your evil deeds. But now Christ has achieved reconciliation for you in his mortal body by dying, so as to present you to God holy, free of reproach and blame.
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 praise you for the gifts of the earth. Thank you, Father! We praise you for the gifts of the day. Thank you, Father! We praise you for the gifts of your love. Thank you, Father!
Dear Father, Guide our thought, words, and actions so that we may be your true sons and daughters. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.