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.
Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing for joy. Know that he the Lord is God. He made us, we belong to him, we are his people, the sheep of his flock. Go within his gates, giving thanks. Enter his courts with songs of praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. Indeed how good is the Lord, eternal his merciful love. He is faithful from age to age.
Reading: Colossians 3:12-13
Because you are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with heartfelt mercy, with kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another; forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you.
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.
Deliver us from all evil. Lord, pour out your mercy on us! Be with those who are suffering. Lord, pour out your mercy on us! Lead those who have died into the light of your presence. Lord, pour out your mercy on us!
Dear Jesus, Fill our hearts with faith, hope, and charity. May we always be found ready to follow you in all you desire. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.