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I've been looking to diversify my prayer routine lately. I pray the Rosary everyday usually integrating the acts of Faith, Hope and Charity, sometimes I do the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary and my own personal prayers. Lately I feel I'm focusing too much attention on Mary (by too much I mean a lot more than Our Lord) and I was wondering if there are any other Little Offices out there.
I don't think I could handle the whole Liturgy of the Hours, the books are really expensive and I wouldn't be able to carry those books around with me all day. Is there an abbreviated version?
Thank in advance for your responses
Yaay, I use the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary too :)
I think as you grow closer to Mary, you will also get much closer to Christ. It's inevitable. I have been saying the Little Office only for few months now but I found that it has made me change my life around.
Nearly all of the readings are of course Scriptural and not specifically Marian, right? Like Psalm 51 that is on the morning prayer, that one always tugs at me and makes me immediately want to head to confession :)
Overall, I would say, add something like meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary and Scripture reading to your repertoire. It should help you form a nice balance.
After all, as St. Louis De Montfor talks about, how can you do what Mary wants and it be something Christ does not want? :)