From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:
Prayers and Intercessions
God, creator of the world, re-created it through the Redemption and renews it daily through his love. With joy we pray:
- Lord, renew the wonders of your love.
O God, we thank you for your power, revealed in the whole of your creation;
and for your providence, revealed day by day in the world.
Through your Son, proclaimer of peace and victor on the Cross,
free us from pointless fears and from despair.
To all who love and work for justice,
give the gift of working together in openness and trust, building up the world in true peace.
Support the oppressed, give freedom to captives, console those who mourn:
let the victory of the Cross transform everything.
After your Son was dead and buried you miraculously raised him into glory:
grant that all the dead may come to share eternal life with him.
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 that trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Almighty and ever-living God, your generosity exceeds what we deserve and even what we ask for in prayer.
Pour out your compassion on us:
forgive whatever is weighing on our consciences,
and grant us gifts that we would not even dare to pray for.
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.