From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:
Prayers and Intercessions
Let us give thanks to God the Father, who lovingly guides and nourishes his people. Let us cry out with joy:
- Glory to you, Lord, for ever.
Most gentle Father, we praise you for your love:
for the miracle of our creation and the greater miracle of our renewal.
As this day begins, fill our hearts with a desire to serve you:
may our thoughts and our actions give you glory.
Purify our hearts from all desire for evil:
let us always seek to do your will.
Open wide our hearts to the needs of all our brethren:
may they not be deprived of our love.
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 eternal God, shed the brightness of your light on the people living in the shadow of death:
the light that was brought to us by the Dawn from on high,
our Dawn, the Lord Jesus Christ.
He lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.