Lord, Open My Lips . . . Early Morning Praise
The first prayer of "Matins" is a great way to start the day. The first prayer is a petition and reveals a desperate urge to praise the Lord . . . something we all need to cultivate. It also reveals the spiritual truth that with out divine aid we can never worship as he desire . . .
Domine, labia mea aperies . . .
Lord, open my lips
And my mouth will shout out your praise.
God, come to my help!
Lord, hurry to me!
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!
As it was in the beginning, it is now and will be forever.
Alleluia, Praise the Lord."
A little praise can go a long way to making the day look much different.
What a way to begin the Lord's Day.