This is the Liturgy of the Hours for October 01. Your local date is .
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, V
“Oh! how I love Thee, Jesus! my soul aspires to Thee
And yet for one day only my simple prayer I pray!
Come reign within my heart, smile tenderly on me,
To-day, dear Lord, to-day” 
St. Therese of the Child Jesus was born in France in 1873. At age 15, she chose contemplative life, like her two older sisters before her, and entered the Carmel of Lisieux. In addition to religious responsibilities, St. Therese was a writer. She penned an autobiography, poetry, letters, and prayers. Her poems give praise to God for His unfailing love and speak to her desire to model her life after Christ. Also, St. Therese lived this devotion in “little ways,” becoming known as the “Little Flower of Jesus.” She died at the young age of 24, but her writings continue to inspire the faithful. St. Therese was canonized in 1925 by Pius XI and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997.
Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
 St. Therese of Lisieux, ‘My Song of Today’ in Poems of St. Therese, 14, www.ccel.org.
 Vatican News Services, The Life of St. Therese of Lisieux, October 19, 1997.
Recent prayer requests from community members
Rhonda George on September 24th, 2023 at 19:08
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-(RIP)Gary and (RIP)Joyce Sanderson & Family
Rhonda George on September 24th, 2023 at 19:04
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-(RIP)Joseph and Vera Garr & Family
Ryan Dailey on September 24th, 2023 at 12:01
For the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for the Repentance , of the world, and conversion of all sinners. For those that have passed this past hour, and those that will past in the next hour(s) may they be at peace, and in the state of grace, May God shed his mercy and abundance of grace, to all. Amen.
Ruth on September 24th, 2023 at 10:00
Jose Gonzalez RIP
Rhonda George on September 24th, 2023 at 9:29
Praying for all Soul in Purgatory, All Dying, All homeless, Poor, Sick and Suffering-God's Will Be Done-Through Jesus our Lord. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen
Fran Eckert on September 24th, 2023 at 7:53
For Ben and Chloe in RCIA, may their hearts grow in love for you and for the church. For all who are discerning coming home to Christ, that the community of Christ and their parish and diocesan communities will support them well on their faith journey.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 24th, 2023 at 0:00
Lord, Give us a pure heart to rejoice the mercy and blessings of others. Help us to eradicate our envy & competitiveness. Comparison & discontent steal the joy You provide. Open our hearts & hands to receive Your blessings small as they may seem out of your generosity. You are a just & fair God.
Genie Donahue on September 23rd, 2023 at 18:46
Thanks to the Lord for He is good, His mercy endures forever! Thank you, Lord, for a good scan report for my husband. Thanks to the Divine Office family for their prayers. Please continue to hold our cousins in prayer: One with mesothelioma and one being diagnosed for possible A Fib.
Ronald on September 23rd, 2023 at 15:24
Dear St. Padre Pio you endured much physical and spiritual suffering, please intercede on my wife's behalf that she may be freed from physical pain.
Ruth on September 23rd, 2023 at 13:38
Pray that we may obtain the grace of greater trust in the love and care of Our Lord, as my husband enters into the later difficulties of Parkinsons Disease.
Rhonda George on September 23rd, 2023 at 10:53
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy- Anderson Cooper & Family, Padre Pio, pray for us.
Juan Curay on September 23rd, 2023 at 8:49
I ask for the eternal rest of all those who have recently gone to meet God, I ask in a special way for the soul of my dear uncle Luis Gilberto. May the Lord allow you to enjoy eternity in his glory.
Terry Guerra on September 23rd, 2023 at 7:09
For those in discernment, that they will pray much, as Padre Pio did, and that they will be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Terry Guerra on September 23rd, 2023 at 7:07
For those who died recently, for the eternal repose of their souls, strength for their families, and fortitude for their colleagues who have to carry on their work.
Terry Guerra on September 23rd, 2023 at 7:05
For reconciliation among those with difficult relationships, we pray to the Lord
Ronald on September 23rd, 2023 at 7:05
Please pray for my granddaughter that she may make good career choices.
Terry Guerra on September 23rd, 2023 at 7:04
For the Sisters of Mercy, for the good health of their members and associates and for the continued flourishing of the community, we pray to the Lord.
Bernadette Tan-Lutz on September 23rd, 2023 at 5:12
St. Padre Pio, pray for us! Please pray for my son who celebrates his 33rd on your feast day, for safety, health, & to make good choices in life. Amen.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 23rd, 2023 at 0:00
H/Spirit, give us wisdom to accept the Word of God (seed of life) & reject evil influences. Help us to resist temptations & have ears to listen to the Word. Prevent us from choking from anxieties & worldly pleasures. Encourage us to embrace the Word with a generous heart & bear fruits abundantly.
Fran Eckert on September 22nd, 2023 at 21:19
St Monica, pray for Mary Beth's husband Paul, who needs a new kidney. May God's will be done in God's perfect time.
Rhonda George on September 22nd, 2023 at 19:00
All Glory be Yours Almighty Gather-Through Jesus our Lord. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen
TONY on September 22nd, 2023 at 11:49
For all holy souls in purgatory, for our families, for our parishes & ALL their ministries, for all the bishops, for Pope Francis, and for God's will to done in all things - Lord hear our prayers.
edenj on September 22nd, 2023 at 11:45
Father, he who knew no sin was made sin for us, to save us & restore us to your friendship. Look upon our contrite heart & afflicted spirit & heal our troubled conscience, so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit we may proclaim your praise and glory before all the nations. MARY PLS HELP!
Fannie on September 22nd, 2023 at 11:30
For my sweet daughter, who will be defending her doctoral dissertation this afternoon, that she accomplishes it with excellence. AMDG
Your contribution ensures this site will be around to serve thousands who use it daily to pray.
A monthly recurring payment is not required, but your support ensures this site will be around to serve thousands who use it daily to pray. You can select the amount of your monthly contribution below, or you can select "custom amount" and set it in the next page.
If you prefer not to commit to a monthly contribution right now, please consider a one-time contribution. You will be able to set any amount in the next page.
News and Updates from our ministry
Monica on May 29th, 2023at 6:25
Dear community, In an effort to encourage and promote among our community members more interaction, communication and spiritual support for one another, Divine Office has been working on a new email notification system where members... Continue readingLogin to like (51)
Monica on May 10th, 2023at 3:35
Dear Community, Adoremus.org had published a fragment from the January 2022 Bishop’s Committee on Divine Worship Newsletter concerning the progress ICEL and USCCB made on the new edition of the Liturgy of the Hours. The... Continue readingLogin to like (15)
Monica on December 30th, 2022at 11:07
Dear Community, At the start of the New Year, our gift to you is a new website design with a different architecture. We meant it to be fresh and beautiful, to promote our members’ interactions... Continue readingLogin to like (17)
Monica on August 5th, 2022at 5:31
Dear community, Those of you in the United States can now pray the Liturgy of the Hours with Alexa. It’s yet another simple and convenient way to pray the hours and we hope it will... Continue readingLogin to like (16)
Pray always and everywhere with our Award-Winning Liturgy of the Hours app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire. NOW FREE!
Our DivineOffice app is rated 4.9 out of 5, based on over 2,400 ratings and won the About.com Best Catholic App Award for 3 years in a row.
I have prayed the Divine Office for many years. [...] When I discovered this app, all of my concerns of ribbon placement were gone. Having the Divine Office on my phone is absolutely the best thing ever! The sense of community is so wonderful as I see how many others are praying at the same time as myself. [...] Now I don’t need to turn a lamp on as I use to when I used the Office printed volumes. It is such a blessing to have the Divine Office in my pocket. Many times I’ve been sitting in a doctor’s waiting room at the time of Mid Morning prayer. It is so calming of any worries to pull out my phone, open the app, and be able to connect with Our Lord at those times I need Him most. I don’t use the audio version much but the few times I’ve traveled, it is so comforting to not have to skip the Office in order to keep my hands on the steering wheel and my eyes in the road. I recommend this app to friends all the time, especially to those who’d like to pray the Office but feel intimidated by the size of the printed version and getting the ribbons placed properly. Thank you for developing this app. It is my constant companion.
SheezyOCon October 13, 2021
I have only been introduced to the divine office prayers two times before I downloaded this app. It is laid out in a way that is very easy to understand, and there is an audio option that will say all of the prayers. There is an option to set reminders throughout the day. I got this because, I didn’t really know how to say the divine office, and I didn’t know what prayer books I needed to purchase to begin. During the shutting down of churches for covid :( this has been a wonderful resource. One cool feature is that you can tap on the “in prayer” link and see little specks of light around the globe lighting up in the area that someone else is praying. It’s so cool to see everyone praying with you and is a powerful reminder that we are all connected and unified in Christ’s mystical body.
tori6543588on May 5, 2020
Praying with the whole Church
I love this app! Since it is now free and no longer for sale, I made sure to donate the price of buying it, and then some. I have loved the Liturgy of the Hours for 25 years. But I always felt alone when I prayed it. With this app, I am connected to others! I use it in conjunction with my printed Christian Prayer volume. On other days, I cannot get to my book but with the app, I always have the prayers available. I have the printed calendar with my book, but I actually rely on this more for placing my ribbons. The audio is wonderful!! I often read out loud with it. I love that I can change the speed of the audio! I have found that 1.3 is good for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this app. Thank you for still supporting it. Thank you for updating the “one God,” to just “God” change in the prayers. My book still throws me off but your app is right! Highly recommend this. Many friends have it. THANK YOU!!
MommytoNFP2on June 12, 2022
Support us by starting your amazon shopping by clicking on this link.