Among the many liturgical books affected by the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, none has generated more questions or interest than the Liturgy of the Hours. Numerous inquiries from clergy and religious have prompted the Committee on Divine Worship to begin to develop a plan to produce a revised edition of the Liturgy of the Hours (and related texts such as the one–volume Christian Prayer). This revision would incorporate updated and already–approved translations of many elements, including the Revised Grail Psalms and the orations of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, as well as new additions to the Proper of Saints, some of which still need to be translated and approved.
I received my first copy of Christian Prayer as a birthday gift in 2002, and I promptly lost it the next year. I purchased a new copy for Lent 2010 and vowed to keep praying it. I guess it will be a small investment to update with yet another purchase when the new one comes out. I personally can’t wait, especially for new propers!