I love leftovers. Sometimes a meal is even better the second day.
Easter is a time to take our “Lenten leftovers” and keep going. How did your prayer life grow this Lent? What was God saying to you? Savor these ”leftovers.”
Don’t abandon this growth. Build on it. Each week in the Easter season we will look at some aspect of prayer and invite you to try something new (or perhaps refocus on something you’ve been doing for a while).
This week our focus is the Liturgy of the Hours. It’s a rich part of the universal prayer of the church that many of the laity don’t know much about.
Here’s a description of Liturgy of the Hours from https://universalis.com where you can find the prayers for each day:
What is the Liturgy of the Hours?
“Seven times a day I praise you.” – Psalm 118(119):164
The Lord has commanded us to pray without ceasing, and this is what the Hours help us do.
Morning Prayer – at the start of the day’s work and the coming of the light.
Daytime Prayer – at mid-morning, noon and in the afternoon, to unite us with the one for whom and through whom we are working.
Evening Prayer – at the end of the day’s work, to offer up what we have done.
Night Prayer – last thing at night, to commend our souls to God.
Watch this week’s video on Liturgy of the Hours featuring Andy Lesnefsky:
Podcasts for the upcoming week: