Did you know there is one set of prayers that the Church recommends ALL Catholics pray, every day? It’s called the Liturgy of the Hours, the official prayer of the Church…and it’s not just for priests. Fr. Blake and Brandon talk about this transformative discipline, and how to overcome obstacles that beginners usually face. They also share some book recommendations and tips on how to get started with these prayers.
“Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. And the laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office, either with the priests, or among themselves, or even individually.”– Vatican II, Sacrosanctum concilium, 100
- Liturgy of the Hours (4-volume set)
- The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours by Daria Sockey
- A Layman’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
- iBreviary online (pray the LOTH on your computer/phone)
- iBreviary app: Apple + Android
- Video tutorial: Pray the Liturgy of the Hours using Your Smartphone & iBreviary