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This morning I was thrown back to a memory of my early convent days in the novitiate. As I opened my very fine worship aid, Give Us This Day, my eye fell on the traditional opening verse for Lauds (early morning prayer) and the first words that arose from inside us every morning came to me as a clarion call for the day.

O Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. It is enough. A prayer for every day. A promise for a lifetime.