From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:
Prayers and Intercessions
God sent his Son as an example for our lives and as our Saviour. Humbly we pray to him:
- Lord, may your people sing your praises.
We give you thanks because you have chosen us to be the first-fruits of your salvation;
you have called us to be a new people to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May all who profess your holy name be at one in the truth of your teaching,
and on fire with the flame of your love.
You are the creator of all things; your Son chose to work with his hands, among men and with men.
Remember the workers who earn their bread by the sweat of their brow.
Remember also those who devote themselves to the service of their brethren:
may neither failure nor the failings of others distract them from their chosen task.
Grant your mercy to our deceased brethren:
do not hand them over to the power of the devil.
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.
In your kindness, Lord, let the cries of your Church come to your ears.
May your people receive pardon for their sins.
Fill them with devotion to you, and by your protection keep them safe.
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.