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Pater noster. Pater noster, qui es in cæ- Our Father, who art in healis. Sanctificetur nomen tuum. ven. Hallowed be thy name. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat Thy kingdom come. I'hy will voluntas tua, sicut in cælo et be done on earth as it is in in terra. Panem nostrum quo- heaven. Give us this day our tidianum da nobis hodie. * Et daily bread. And forgive us dimitte nobis debita nostra, our trespasses, as we forgive sicut et nos dimittimus debi- them that trespass against us. toribus nostris. Et ne nos in- And lead us not into temptaducas in tentationem. Sed li- tion; but deliver us from evil. bera nos a malo. Amen. Amen.

Credo in Deum. CREDo in Deum, Patrem om- I BELIEVE in God, the Father nipotentem, Creatorem cæli et Almighty, Creator of heaven terræ. Et in Jesum Christum, and earth. And in Jesus Christ, Filium ejus unicum, Dominum his only Son, our Lord; who nostrum ; qui conceptus est de was conceived by the Holy Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Ghost, born of the Virgin Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pi- Mary, suffered under Pontius lato, crucifixus, mortuus, et Pilate, was crucified, dead, and sepultus; descendit ad inferos; buried; he descended into hell; tertia die resurrexit a mortuis; the third day he rose again ascendit ad cælos, sedet ad dex- from the dead; he ascended teram Dei Patris omnipotentis; into heaven, and sitteth at the inde venturus est judicare vivos right hand of God, the Father et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Almighty; from thence he shall Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam come to judge the living and Catholicam, Sanctorum com- the dead. I believe in the munionem, remissionem pecca- Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic torum, carnis resurrectionem, Church, the communion of vitam æternam. Amen. Saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Ave Maria. AVE, Maria, gratia plena; Hall, Mary, full of grace; the Dominus tecum: benedicta tu Lord is with thee: blessed art in mulieribus, et benedictus thou among women, and blesfructus ventris tui, Jesus, sed is the fruit of thy womb, Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc God, pray for us sinners, now et in hora mortis nostræ. and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Amen.

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Gloria Patri. GLORIA Patriet Filio et Spiri- GLORY be to the Father, and tui Sancto. Sicut erat in prin- to the Son, and to the Holy cipio, et nunc et semper et in Ghost. As it was in the beginsæcula sæculorum. Amen. ning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

Salve Regina. Salve, Regina, Mater mise - Hail, holy Queen, Mother of ricordiæ;

mercy ; Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, Our life, our sweetness, and salve.

our hope, all hail. Ad te clamamus, exules filii To thee we

To thee wecry, poor banished Hevæ;

sons of Eve; Ad te suspiramus, gementes To thee we sigh, weeping et flentes in hac lacrymarum and mourning in this vale of valle.

tears. Eia ergo, Advocata nostra. Therefore, 0 our Advocate.

Illos tuos misericordes ocu- Turn thou on us those merlos ad nos converte;

ciful eyes of thine; Et Jesum, benedictum fruc- And after this our exile, shew tum ventris tui,

Nobis post hoc exilium os- The blessed fruit of thy womb, tende,

JESUS, o clemens, O pia, O dulcis O merciful, O kind, O sweet Virgo Maria

Virgin Mary. V. Ora pro nobis, sancta V. Pray for us, O holy MoDei Genetrix.

ther of God. R. Ut digni efficiamur pro- R. That we may be made wormissionibus Christi.

thy of the promises of Christ.

Memorare. MEMORARE, O piissima Vir- REMEMBER, O most gracious go Maria, non esse auditum Virgin Mary, that never was it a sæculo, quemquam ad tua known, that any one who fed currentem præsidia, tua im. to thy protection, implored thy plorantem auxilia, tua peten- help, and sought thy intercestem suffragia, esse derelictum. sion, was left unaided. InEgo, tali animatus confidentia, spired with this confidence, I ad te, Virgo virginum, Mater, fly unto thee, O Virgin of vircurro. Ad te venio; coram te gins, my Mother. To thee I gemens peccator assisto. Noli, come; before thee I stand, Mater Verbi, verba mea des- sinful and sorrowful.* O Mopicere, sed audi propitia et ther of the Word Incarnate, exaudi. Amen.

despise not my petitions, but

in thy mercy hear and answer * Here you may make your request. me. Amen.

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Sa s soon as you awake, make the sign of the cross,

saying : Glory be to the Father, who hath created me.

Glory be to the Son, who hath redeemed me. Glory be to the Holy Ghost, who hath sanctified me.

Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity now and for ever. Amen.

. On rising from your bed, say, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I arise. May he bless, preserve, and govern me, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen. While you are dressing, occupy yourself with pious thoughts

and meditations, on some point in the life or passion of your Saviour, on God's mercies, on your own sins, on the temptations of the world, on the shortness of life, on eternity, &c.; or say some psalm or hymn. As soon as you are dressed, prepare to say your morning

prayers. There is no duty of greater importance than this ; none has greater influence upon our lives. According as it is well or ill performed will be the character of the day; and our life is made up of days. Before you begin your prayers, therefore, recollect yourself, and compose your mind. Think who you are, and what He is whom you are about to address; and endeavour to clothe yourself with those sentiments of humility, reverence, and awe, which become you on such an occasion, and at such a time. Then, kneeling down in the quietest and most retired spot you cau find, if possible in some room or part of the room

devoted to the purpose, begin your prayer Our prayers and devotions must consist of acts of adoration,

praise, and thanksgiving to God for his mercies, of confession of our sins, resolution of amendment, oblation of ourselves to God's service, prayers for pardon and grace,

and prayers in behalf of others, &c. All forms of prayer are composed, more or less, of these

parts, though not always in the same order. Each person is at liberty to please himself both as to the form and arrangement of his prayers. Some forms are useful if not necessary for all. We shall give several of those forms which have been most approved, and are most used, to suit the different tastes of different minds, and to afford to all the advantage of occasional variety. A greater variety may be gained by adding at choice one or more of the “Occasional Prayers.”

Morning Prayer. Make the sign of the cross; saying, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity now and for ever. Amen.

Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of thy love.

Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

O God, who hast taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of thy Holy Spirit; grant us, by the same Spirit, to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

1. An Act of Faith in the Presence of God. O my God! I firmly believe that thou art here present, and perfectly seest me, and observest all my actions, all my thoughts, and the most secret motions of my heart. I acknowledge that I am not worthy to come into thy presence, nor to lift up my eyes unto

thee, because I have so often sinned against thee. But thy goodness and mercy invite me to come unto thee. Assist me, therefore, with thy Holy Spirit, and teach me to pray to thee as I ought.

Our Father, &c. Hail, Mary, &c. I believe, &c.

2. An Act of Adoration and Thanksgiving. O eternal God! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; the beginning and end of all things; in whom we live, and move, and have our being: prostrate before thee in body and soul, I adore thee with the most profound humility. I praise and bless thee, and give thee thanks for all the benefits which thou hast conferred upon me; that thou hast created me out of nothing, made me after thine own image and likeness, redeemed me with the precious blood of thy Son, and sanctified me with thy Holy Spirit. I thank thee that thou hast called me into thy Church, assisted me by thy grace, so often admitted me to thy sacraments, borne with my ingratitude so long, §222/2/2/222/22/2ti2m22 2Ầti\/22/2/2/2/2/2/22222 2 notwithstanding my sins and utter unworthiness, with the continuance of thy gracious protection; and for all the innumerable blessings which I owe to thy undeserved bounty. Particularly this morning, I thank thee for having preserved me during the night past, and for bringing me in safety to the beginning of another day. O my God, how good art thou unto me! What return can I make unto thee for all that thou hast done unto me? I will bless thy holy name, and serve thee truly all the days of my life. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within me praise his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all that he hath done for thee. Here call to mind the chief sins of your past life, and make

resolutions against the temptations and dangerous occasions you may probably meet with this day.

3. An Act of Contrition, with good Resolutions. O my God, how little have I served thee in time

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