From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:
Short reading 1 Peter 1:22-23 ©
You have been obedient to the truth and purified your souls until you can love like brothers, in sincerity; let your love for each other be real and from the heart – your new birth was not from any mortal seed but from the everlasting word of the living and eternal God.
Prayers and Intercessions
Let us celebrate Christ’s loving kindness. He came to free his creation from the slavery of sin and give us the freedom of children of God. Therefore let us confidently ask him:
- Let your birth free us from evil.
Lord, you exist from all eternity but you entered a new life in time:
constantly renew us by the mystery of your birth
Without ceasing to be God you miraculously took on human nature:
may we share ever more in your divinity.
Light of the nations, teacher of holiness,
may your words be a lantern guiding our footsteps.
Word of God, made flesh in Mary’s womb and born into this world,
dwell always in our hearts through faith.
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.