Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours is prayed by all priests and religious. It is prayed five times a day, and consists of psalms, canticles, writings of saints and doctors of the Church and passages of scripture. Night prayer is the shortest of the ‘hours’. There is also morning prayer, midday prayer, evening prayer and the office of readings.

Check out this Life Teen video to learn how to pray the Night Prayer:

The Liturgy of the Hours can be confusing so it can be useful to ask your priest or a seminarian at your parish if you want to learn more.

Also known as the ‘Divine Office’ prayers, the Liturgy is usually prayed from a book called a ‘breviary’. If you don’t have one of these, you can also access the prayers online.