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This is the Liturgy of the Hours for December 31. Your local date is .


Friday in the 24th week of Ordinary Time

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Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight.

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight.

The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.

Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.

Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight.

Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.”
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight.

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No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 22nd, 2023 at 0:00

Teacher, may we be inspired by your teachings. Transform us by Your Word & help us to spread it to others. We invite You to enter into our life & to guide us in our daily decisions. Help us to conquer the pride of our heart & to pursue righteousness, faith, hope, love, steadfastness & gentleness !

No Image Fr. Craig Flower L.O.C. in Catholic Rite on September 21st, 2023 at 23:08

Hebrews 4: 12 (ESV) Version 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (When in Right Spirit our Soul is at Peace with God, Amen)

No Image Milagros Bermudez on September 21st, 2023 at 21:54

Lord I pray for my father that he always trust in you and realize I have to do my life as well. I love him and thank you for his life and begin my father. Give me patience to care for him and understand. Help me to trust that you have everything under control. Help me to go back to your path.

No Image Lisa Cunningham on September 21st, 2023 at 20:20

Saint Matthew, pray for all afflicted with cancer and other deadly illnesses. Comfort them in their hours of need and help to sustain them with your prayers to Jesus Christ, our Great Physician. Thanks be to God for curing my cancer over 30 years ago. In Jesus' name we pray, amen!

No Image Angela Freeman on September 21st, 2023 at 18:39

Please pray for me, and all Secular Franciscans. On Sunday, during our regular fraternity gathering, I and other orientees will be welcomed into the fraternity, entering the inquiry phase of our formation into the Order. This is a dream, a calling I’ve pursue for awhile. St. Francis, pray for us!

No Image Rhonda George on September 21st, 2023 at 14:01

Praying for all Mentally ill sinners (Maryann)-God's Will be Done-Through Jesus our Lord. St. Mathew, pray for us. Amen

No Image Rhonda George on September 21st, 2023 at 13:55

Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-Tony Mattingly and Family

No Image Genie Donahue on September 21st, 2023 at 8:32

Please pry for our cousin, John, who is suffering from mesothelioma and may soon enter Hospice. May he not suffer long and be comforted by Jesus's presence, peace, and mercy. May his family experience the loving and comforting presence of our compassionate God. God bless you all for your prayers!

No Image Henrymay18 on September 21st, 2023 at 8:14

Please pray for newly ordained Deacon Art who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. May the Lord grant him healing so that he may continue with the ministry to which he has been called. May the Lord's will be done.

No Image gabigale on September 21st, 2023 at 8:08

Thank You, Lord, and all who prayed for Jeri for successful knee surgery yesterday! She is doing well and may go home today for her recovery. Glory to God, Who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, care for our every need.

No Image FREDERICK OKEKE on September 21st, 2023 at 7:12

We pray for Isaac Abuchi Ibemesi who is suffering from abdominal cancer for Divine healing. May the Good Lord heal him in the Mighty Name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN!!!

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 21st, 2023 at 0:00

We pray for Sister Daya's brother who is suffering from lungs cancer (stage 4) and her nephew who has blood cancer for the last 7 years. The family is in severe financial problems. Jesus, heal them and set them free financially. Have mercy on them and bless them. Thank you

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 21st, 2023 at 0:00

Merciful Jesus, restore all sinners by Your divine power. Help us to detach from earthly things & to follow You like St Matthew. Remove any impurities from our heart so You can dwell in us & take control of our life. Help us to respond to Your daily call with humility & love. Strengthen our faith.

No Image Gayle on September 20th, 2023 at 22:55

Thank you for the prayers for my husband. At his post op the doctor found a strong pulse in Kevin's leg that has the blockages he was unable to remove. And the other leg the pulse is very strong. I truly believe we have had a miracle! Thank you Blessed Stanley Rother! And all my Divine Mercy friends

No Image Caroline Schutz on September 20th, 2023 at 20:18

Sandi's husband Randi, oldest son, sister Carmen, wife Evette and children, my mom who is sick, my brother in law needs surgery, mother Maria, my cousin gerardo

No Image Laura Pham on September 20th, 2023 at 20:07

I pray for the souls of: Father, mother, nephew, niece and all the relatives. For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and all the souls. Amen

No Image Stephen Arabadjis on September 20th, 2023 at 20:05

To whom it may concern, My name is Fr. Stephen Arabadjis.  I am a member of the Society of St. Pius X.  But I am in my 9th year of Sabbatical.Therefore I was hoping your group could do a 54 day rosary novena for my intentions.  But any prayers and sacrifices would be greatly appreciated. 

No Image Ronald on September 20th, 2023 at 19:34

I pray for our parish priest and all priests who willingly serve you oh Lord and guard your flock.

No Image Rhonda George on September 20th, 2023 at 18:53

Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy- Glen New & Family

No Image Peter Hirst on September 20th, 2023 at 10:00

We pray today for the soul of Br. Lombardo;s father who recently passed away. May his soul rest in heaven.

No Image jsphwilder42 on September 20th, 2023 at 9:56

Prayers for Jenny Apple a mother of two who is fighting stage 4 brain and lung cancer. You can follow her on You Tube. The have been told that mommy may be going away. The children and husband need prayers. Kyle is the dad and Ellis age 7 and Winnie age 3.

No Image Rhonda George on September 20th, 2023 at 9:01

Thank God for the Precious Martyrs who gave there all for God's Glory-Through Jesus our Lord. Queen of Mercy, pray for us. St. Andrew Kim Taegon, pray for us. All Martyers, pray for us. Amen

No Image edenj on September 20th, 2023 at 8:16

All we have to do is be still - to stop our striving, to cease our efforts, to rest in Your presence, to quiet our minds & hearts, to make space for You to speak and work in our lives. But we are unable. Lord, overcome us, master us, take control of us or we shall perish. MOTHER MARY, HELP, amen.

No Image Dave K on September 20th, 2023 at 4:44

Praying for the repose of the soul of Evalyne who just passed away. She was 52. Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord, and Perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in Your Peace!

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