“Seven times a day I praise thee.”-Psalm 119:164
The Liturgy of the Hours, or Divine Office, is the prayer of the Church. Each day, countless faithful throughout the world join in sanctifying the day by marking the hours with prayer. It is a prayer of praise offered by the Church to Our Lord.
Catholic Exchange is proud to offer you this daily tradition, courtesy of Universalis. If you would like to dive deeper into the meaning of these prayer, pick up the book A Layman’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. Additionally, we’ve provided previews of Fr. Gallagher’s work on the Liturgy of the Hours below, after the Office of Readings.