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.
It is he, the Lord Most High, who gives each his place. In his register of peoples he writes: "These are her children," and while they dance they will sing: "In you all find their home."
Reading: Revelation 21:3
This is God's dwelling among men. He shall dwell with them and they shall be his people and he shall be their God who is always with them.
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.
As we celebrate the birthday of Blessed Mary we praise you and thank you our merciful Savior. For our own births and lives, We thank you, Lord! For the gift of your mother, We thank you, Lord! For the promise of eternal life, We thank you, Lord!
Dear Father of us all, We thank you as we rejoice in the birthday of Mary. Help us to say yes to you as she did. We ask this through Jesus your Son who lives forever with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen