I have begun praying the LotH daily, and some acquaintances who also pray the LotH have told me about their practice of “offering up” each individual psalm and canticle for a specific cause; e.g. offer up the first psalm in Morning Prayer to my son ____, the Old Testament canticle to my neighbor ___, and so on.
Does anyone know the basis of this practice? Is it sanctioned and/or encouraged in the tradition of the Church? Or is it more like one of those “small ‘t’” traditions that is of course not wrong but not especially a part of the tradition of the Divine Office?