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


Friday in the 34th 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 on December 1st, 2023 at 17:47

please pray for my son, Vince, he is going through a difficult time of sadness, despair, suffering disabilities & disrespectfulness. His father was involved in a car accident, in critical condition in ICU. May the grace of God be with us & allow us to accept the outcome. Jesus, I trust in you.

No Image charles vaughn on December 1st, 2023 at 15:25

Please join me in praying for all those souls who are believing the false teaching of the rapture and once saved, always saved. These teachings will be leading many to perdition, except for the mercy of God.

No Image G A on December 1st, 2023 at 11:21

Please pray for peace and unity in my family especially at this time of Christmas. Thank you.

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on December 1st, 2023 at 9:12

. Intentions of the Holy Father for December "We pray in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation. Amen"

No Image gabigale on December 1st, 2023 at 7:39

Lord Jesus, Son of God, help us. Give us increase of faith; fill our hearts, minds and souls with praise and thanksgiving to the Holy Trinity throughout our lives, especially during those times when we do not see with our eyes the results for which we pray in our lives and in the world. I love You

No Image Joyce on December 1st, 2023 at 7:25

Sweetest Jesus please help Thomas know of your continuous presence with him especially while on his retreat this weekend. Please answer his constant pleas to reunite Sarah and Margaret with the Holy Catholic Church.

No Image M. Angélica on December 1st, 2023 at 7:12

The Lady of All nations Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your Spirit over the earth. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations. That they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war. May the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate.

No Image Ken Des on December 1st, 2023 at 7:03

Please pray for Beth and family for safe international travel. Pray for Kayla to bring joy to her father and for her to find Christ. Lord hear our prayer.

No Image Tom on December 1st, 2023 at 5:28

May those who love his saving help proclaim "God is great."

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on December 1st, 2023 at 0:00

Powerful Lord, give us the grace to treasure your words which remain eternal. Encourage us to anchor ourselves to the Word of God for stability & hope amidst life's uncertainties & to grow spiritually. May Your Words nourish our souls & transform us to a new creation & bring us perfect peace. Amen

No Image Barbara Herr on November 30th, 2023 at 22:59

I pray that through the intercession of St. Andrew that my twin sons find their way in this world, that they are led to fruitfulness in their passion to serve God and to be of purpose. We pray......Amen.

No Image Mary on November 30th, 2023 at 18:24

Please pray for those who are mentally ill and are not being helped. Most especially, let's pray for those on the streets, lost and confused.

No Image Mary on November 30th, 2023 at 17:59

Let's pray for the drug and alcohol addicted who live in misery on the street. May cities find a way to help them. We can't turn our backs on those who have fallen into addiction. Jesus, you walk with them. Help them to feel that they are loved.

No Image aroseforhim on November 30th, 2023 at 12:01

May the Chalice of the Blood of Christ, the Lamb of God be forever on our lips, heart and mind, To Father God be the Glory Forever, Amen

No Image tonyc777 on November 30th, 2023 at 9:35

Please pray for my daughter who was just rushed to the ER with possible appendicitis. Pray for her swift and complete recovery.

No Image M. Angélica on November 30th, 2023 at 6:50

To You, O most compassionate Heart of Jesus, through Your most Holy Mother Mary I commend these souls of my family, friends, forgotten souls, and the ones You are calling today. I offer Your Holy Mass, Communion, prayers and good works, which shall be accomplished today throughout the world.

No Image marie5890 on November 30th, 2023 at 5:52

St Andrew, thru your holy intercession a beg you, please intercede for my husband, who seeks to serve Our Lord and Lady yet his enemies try to destroy his efforts. Please, intercede for all of us. Amen

No Image Tom on November 30th, 2023 at 5:37

May God teach us to glorify his majesty without ceasing.

No Image Bernadette Tan-Lutz on November 30th, 2023 at 5:09

St. Andrew, Ap pray for us especially for the Catholic Church! Amen

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on November 30th, 2023 at 0:00

Jesus, Help us to hear Your divine calling to follow You with complete abandonment & utmost generosity. Give us courage to say "Yes" to your calling wholeheartedly. Give us the gift of observance to keep our Christian discipleship active & to invite others to join us on this journey of faith. Amen

No Image Yvette Jackson on November 29th, 2023 at 23:19

Please pray besides the material preparations for Christmas, as a family we prepare from within: to experience real CHRISTMAS and reach out to others daily, we are blessed with peace, joy, good health,healing of marriage,life partners for the gals ,blessing at jobs, good health - siblings

No Image Lucas J on November 29th, 2023 at 21:15

Stephanie came out of the surgery okay. However, they were not able to do the rotation plasty as they had planned due to too much damage.. They had to amputate her leg from a little bit above the knee. Continued prayers for speedy recovery and Possible miracle would be greatly appreciated.

No Image Fannie on November 29th, 2023 at 20:22

For Divine Mercy and the repose of the soul of O.P. and the consolation of his family. For healing and recovery of Treasy and for Malik. Lord, hear our prayer.

No Image Rhonda George on November 29th, 2023 at 18:51

Praying for All who have Cancer and Dying, God's Will Be Done-Through Jesus our Lord. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen

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