Monday, April 13, 2015

Prayers Before The Office

OPEN O Lord, my mouth to bless Thy holy name; cleanse also my heart from all vain, perverse, and distracting thoughts; enlighten my understanding, inflame my will, that I may worthily, attentively, and devoutly recite this Office, and deserve to be heard in the presence of Thy divine Majesty. Through Christ, our Lord.
   R. Amen.

   O Lord, in union with that divine intention wherewith Thou didst offer praises on earth to God, I offer these Hours to Thee.

   Hours that are said separately are preceded by the single prayer, D√≥mine in uni√≥n.

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