I found out about the liturgy of the hour a few weeks ago and would like help in understanding it.?

I've been online and on several websites, but I still fail to understand how it works and how to incorporate it in my daily routine. Im trying to read scriptures, pray and reflect everyday at a certain time I was told about the liturgy of the hour I also downloaded an app called Laudate but its a lil complicated n has a lot of features. I thought it would have a reading n a certain prayer specifically for that date n time but there isnt. What am I doing wrong? Where can I find the right info n if u dont mind add an example of prayers n a routine/time schedule you follow.

2 Answers

  • Mog
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    It can get really complicated. It first was a practice of the Jews, but in Christianity it was the practice of beginning your day with the morning psalm, a midday reading (split into three times), followed by the Our Father, and an evening reading, followed by the Our Father. This was expected of ancient Christians after the Roman persecution stopped. Then, midnight prayer was also expected years later. Because the idea was that God should be praised at all times. It is the sanctification of time. It has become more formalized over the years, to include more bible passages without repeating in the same year, and to make it more for the regular person, not just for someone who spends all day praying in seclusion. Midnight prayers are no longer required in the LoH, but can be practiced as a personal devotion.

  • 6 years ago

    Concerning the prayer Jesus Christ gives simple advice...

    "Also, when you pray, do not act like the hypocrites, for they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the main streets to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 7 When praying, do not say the same things over and over again as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. 8 So do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.

    9 “You must pray, then, this way:

    “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. 11 Give us today our bread for this day; 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one.’" (Matthew 6:5-13. Bible).

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