Saturday, August 13, 2016

Prayer Before an Office

OPEN, O Lord, my lips to praise thy holy Name; cleanse also my heart from all vain, evil, and wandering thoughts; enlighten my understanding and kindle my affections; that I may worthily, attentively and devoutly say this Office and so may be heard before the presence of thy divine Majesty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, in union with that divine intention wherewith thou, whilst here on earth didst thyself praise God, I offer this Hour to thee.