Prayers for all Occasions, Needs, and Intentions
THE LITTLE OFFICE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Join with me in a Prayer of Praise
Provided for Mid-Morning, Mid-Day and Mid-Afternoon
The Daytime Prayers are provided in an easy-to-do format by providing them in three time frames as opposed to one prayer recitation.
God, come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
me, breath of God,
with life anew,
That I may
love the things you love,
do what you would do.
me, breath of God,
heart is pure,
Until with you I have one will,
To live and to endure.
me, breath of God,
with grace refine,
earthly part of me
your fire divine.
me, breath of God,
So I shall
with you the perfect life
In your eternity.
us, 0 Lord, to learn
truths thy Word imparts:
study that thy laws may be
upon our hearts.
us, 0 Lord, to live
faith which we proclaim,
all our thoughts and words and deeds
glorify your name.
us, 0 Lord, to teach
beauty of your ways,
yearning souls may find the Christ,
And sing aloud his praise.
I believe and truly
is three and God is one;
I next acknowledge duly
taken by the Son.
I trust and hope most fully
that manhood crucified;
I love supremely, solely
who for my sins has died.
I hold in veneration,
the love of him alone,
Church as his creation,
her teachings as his own.
and thanks be ever given
and through the angel host,
the God of earth and heaven,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
All of them, united in heart, continued in prayer, with Mary the mother of Jesus.
The mother of Jesus said: Do whatever he asks of you.
The Lord said to his mother: Woman, this is your son, and to the disciple: This is your mother.
me the demands of your precepts And I will keep them to the end.
me to observe your law, to keep it with my heart.
me in the path of your commands; for there is my delight.
my heart to your will and not to love of gain.
my eyes from what is false:
your word, give me life. Keep the promise you have made to the servant who
me from the scorn I dread, for your decrees are good. See, I long for your
in your justice, give me life.
Teach me the demands of your precepts and I will keep them to the end.
Those who seek the Lord will be filled with every blessing.
will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips; in the
Lord my soul shall make its boast. The humble shall hear and be glad.
the Lord with me. Together let us praise his name. I sought the Lord and
he answered me; from all my terrors he set me free.
towards him and be radiant; let your faces not be abashed. This poor man
called; the Lord heard him and rescued him from all his distress.
angel of the Lord is encamped around those who revere him, to rescue them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. He is happy who seeks refuge in him.
the Lord, you his saints.
lack nothing, those who revere him.
Strong lions suffer want and go hungry but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.
Seek and strive after peace.
children, and hear me that I may teach you the fear of the Lord. Who is he
who longs for life and many days, to enjoy his prosperity? Then keep your
tongue from evil and your lips from seeking deceit. Turn aside from evil
and do good; seek and strive after peace.
Lord turns his face against the wicked to destroy their remembrance from
the earth. The Lord turns his eyes to the just and his ears to their
call and the Lord hears and rescues them in all their distress. The Lord
is close to the broken-hearted; those whose spirit is crushed he will
are the trials of the just man but from them all the Lord will rescue him.
He will keep guard over all his bones, not one of his bones shall be
brings death to the wicked; those who hate the good are doomed.
Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.
Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.
Mid-Morning First Reading
for joy, O daughter Zion! sing joyfully, 0 Israel!
glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!
The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst.
Mid-Morning Second Reading
was filled with the Holy Spirit after conceiving a son; Mary was filled
before. “You are blessed,” said Elizabeth, “because you have
too are blessed because you have heard and believed. The soul of every
believer conceives and brings forth the Word of God and recognizes his
works. Let Mary’s soul be in each of you to glorify the Lord. Let her
spirit be in each of you to rejoice in the Lord. Christ has only one
Mother in the flesh, but we all bring forth Christ by faith. Every soul
free from contamination of sin and inviolate in its purity can receive the
Word of God.
are those who hear the word of God.
And cherish it in their hearts.
Mid-Day First Reading
heartily, O daughter Zion, shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem.
See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he.
Mid-Day Second Reading
virgin conceived and a virgin brought forth her child. Do not be disturbed
at this conception or confused when you hear of this birth. Let no one
judge in a human way what is done in a divine mystery. Let no one try to
penetrate this heavenly mystery by earthly reasoning. Let no one treat
this novel secret from knowledge of everyday occurrences. Let no one
manipulate the work of love into an insult, or run the risk of losing
is the womb of the Virgin Mary.
Who bore the Son of the Eternal Father.
Mid-Afternoon First Reading
Blessed are you in every tent of Judah; and in every foreign nation, all who hear of you will be struck with terror.
Mid-Afternoon Second Reading
stood at your right hand, robed in a gown of gold, with adornment
intricately wrought. Just as, being a woman, she was named queen and lady
and Mother of God, so also now, standing as queen at the right hand of her
most regal Son, she is celebrated in the sacred words of Scripture as
clothed in the golden gown of incorruptibility. And so as we gaze upon him
who is our king and lord and God, and upon her who is queen and lady and
the Mother of God, contemplating them with the clear-sighted eye of our
minds, let us repeat again and again unceasingly: The queen stands at your
right hand, robed in a gown of gold with adornment intricately wrought.
are you among women.
And blessed is the fruit of your womb.
make the peace we pray for a reality:
we live our days in quiet joy and, with the help of the Virgin Mary’s
prayers, safely reach your kingdom.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.