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of all their sins; that, through pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon which they have always desired: who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.
V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
Prayer of St. Aloysius to the Blessed Virgin. To thee, O holy Mary, my sovereign Mistress, to thy blessed trust and special charge, and to the bosom of thy mercy, this day and every day, and at the hour of my death, I commend myself, my soul and my body; to thee I commit all my hope and all my consolation, my distresses and my miseries, my life and the end thereof; that through thy most holy intercession, and through thy merits, all my works may be directed and disposed, according to thy will and the will of thy Son. Amen.
A Prayer to your Guardian Angel. Angel of God, who art my guardian, enlighten, guard, direct, and govern me, who have been committed to thee by the supernal clemency.
The Blessing. God the Father, bless me; Jesus Christ, defend and keep me; the virtue of the Holy Ghost enlighten and sanctify me this night and for ever. Amen.
Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Lord Jesus, receive my soul.
When you go to Bed, say: In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified, I lay me down to rest. Bless me, O Lord, defend and govern me; and, after this short and miserable pilgrimage, bring me to everlasting happiness. Amen.
A Prayer at settling to Sleep. O Lord Jesus Christ, whose unwearied eye neither slumbers nor sleeps, but continually watches in defence of thy servants; take me and mine, I beseech thee, into thy protection, and grant, that whilst my body is asleep, my soul may be awake to thee, and that I may hereafter behold thee in that blessed and heavenly country, where thou, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, rulest eternally, and where all the angels, with the blessed saints, are citizens for ever. Amen.
The Trisagium. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts; the earth is full of thy glory. Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Act of resignation to the will of God. May the most just, most high, and most amiable will of God be done, praised, and eternally exalted in all things. Amen.
I. Morning. pa In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
es and of the Holy Ghost. R. Amen. et V. Blessed be the holy and undivided Tri.
osebanity, now and for ever. R. Amen.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread : and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,
R. But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, our Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.'
R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father
* Many of the previous prayers for private use may also be used in families, by using the plural number.
Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
R. And the life everlasting. Amen.
All this we firmly believe: we believe also all other doctrines which thy holy Church proposes to be believed, because thou, O God, who art the sovereign truth, hast promised to guide her into all truth, and hast revealed all these things unto her. In this faith and for this faith we are resolved, by thy grace, to live and die.
R. In this faith and for this faith, &c.
An Act of Hope. Most merciful God, we hope, through the merits and death of Jesus Christ, that thou wilt grant us here thy grace and the forgiveness of our sins, and hereafter eternal life; because thou, O God, art almighty, and infinitely good unto us, and faithful in thy promises.
R. In thee, O Lord, have we hoped; let us not be confounded everlastingly.
An Act of Love. We love thee, () God, with our whole soul, and above all things, because thou art infinitely worthy of all love. We love thee for thine own sake; and for thy sake also we love our neighbour as ourselves. Make us to love thee ever more and more.
R. We love thee, O God, with our whole soul, and above all things. Make us to love thee ever more and more,
An Act of Contrition. O Lord God, we grieve, from the bottom of our hearts, for the sins which we have committed against thee, because by them we have offended thee, whom we ought to love above all things; and we detest them, because they are displeasing to thee. We firmly resolve, by thy grace, to sin no more; and henceforth to avoid all occasions of sin.
R. Wash us yet more from our iniquities, and cleanse us from our sin.
An Act of Thanksgiving. We give thee thanks, Almighty God, for thy care and preservation of us in the night past; for having brought us in safety to the beginning of another day; and for all the manifold blessings which thou hast bestowed upon us. Grant that we may pass the remainder of our lives in worthy acts of praise and thanksgiving.
R. We give thee thanks, O Lord, for all thy mercies. V. Unto thee, O Lord, have we lifted up our voice;
R. And early in the morning our prayer shall come before thee.
V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day,
Let us pray. O Lord God Almighty, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day, defend us in the same by thy mighty power, that this day we may fall into no sin, but that our words may always proceed, and our thoughts and actions be directed, to the performance of thy justice. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
O God, the Creator and Governor of all men, in whom we live, and move, and have our being, and without whom we have no power to do any thing of ourselves; we consecrate all our thoughts, words, deeds, and sufferings, of this day, to the glory of thy name, and of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here may be said the Litany of the Holy Name, or any other
Litany that may be selected from those at the end of this