From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:
Prayers and Intercessions
Dear brethren, let us rejoice in God, whose joy it is to pour out good things on his people. Let us fervently pray:
- Lord, give us your grace and your peace.
Eternal God, to you a thousand years are like yesterday, which is gone:
remind us that life is a flower that springs up in the morning and by evening is nothing but hay.
Give manna to your people, so that they do not hunger;
give them living water, so that they never thirst.
Make those who believe in you seek the things that are above:
may their work and their leisure equally give you praise.
Give us favourable weather, Lord,
that the earth may yield us abundant crops.
Grant the deceased the sight of your face,
and make us blessed by contemplating you.
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.
Lord, your name is holy and your mercy is proclaimed from generation to generation.
Accept the prayers of your people
and let them sing of your greatness for ever.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.