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.
I will hear what the Lord God has to say, a voice that speaks of peace, peace for his people and his friends and those who turn to him in their hearts. His help is near for those who fear him and his glory will dwell in our land. Mercy and faithfulness have met; justice and peace have embraced. Faithfulness shall spring from the earth and justice look down from heaven.
Reading: Jeremiah 22:3
Do what is right and just. Rescue the victim from the hand of the oppressor. Do not wrong or oppress the resident alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood.
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.
Without you we can do nothing. Come, Lord Jesus! Bless the sick with healing. Come, Lord Jesus! Be our hope and our strength. Come, Lord Jesus!
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for all your gifts. Help us to use them joyfully in your service and in the service of others. We ask this in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.