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book; or at least the concluding prayer of the Litany of the Holy Name, Lord Jesus Christ, &c., should be said ; after which :

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God! despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

R. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, O holy Mother of God.

Holy Michael, the Archangel,
R. Defend us from our enemies.

Saint Joseph, our patron saints, and all the saints of God,

R. Intercede for us.

O holy angel-guardians, to whose care we have been committed by the divine goodness, enlighten, preserve, and govern us this day; defend us from all spot of sin, and obtain for us all needful grace, that we may love God, and serve him here, until we come with you to love, praise, and enjoy him hereafter, in life everlasting. Amen.

May the Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life; and may the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen,

Evening Prayer. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

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

V. Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful.
R. And kindle in them the fire of thy love.
V. Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
V. O Lord, open thou our lips.
R. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
V. O God, come to our assistance.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.
Prevent, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions, by thy

inspirations, and further them with thy continual belp, that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from thee, and through thee be likewise ended. 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.

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

Let us give thanks to God for all his mercies, especially for those which we have received this day. (A pause.)

We give thee thanks, Almighty God, for all thy mercies bestowed upon us, especially for those which we have received this day. (A short pause.)

V. What shall we render unto the Lord for all that he hath rendered unto us?

R. We will take the chalice of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.

V. We will pay our vows unto the Lord,
R. Before all his people.
V. We will walk in the ways of the Lord,
R. And serve him all the days of our life.
V. Blessed be the name of the Lord,
R. Henceforth and for ever. Amen.

Let us pray for light to see into our conscience. V. Enlighten our eyes, O Lord. R. That we sleep not in the sleep of sin. V. Prove us, O God, and know our hearts. R. Examine us, and know our paths. V. See if there be in us any evil way; R. And lead us in the way everlasting. (A pause.)

We confess unto thee, Almighty God, that we have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through our fault, through our fault, through our own most grievous fault. We are heartily sorry for all our sins, especially those which we have committed this day (a pause); and we resolve, by thy grace, never more to sin against thee. Therefore we beseech thee, O Lord, to have mercy upon us, and to forgive us all our sins, and to bring us to life everlasting. And we beseech the blessed Mary ever Virgin, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the saints, to pray to the Lord our God for us.

R. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, and forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting.

V. Wash us yet more from our iniquity;
R. And cleanse us from our sin.
V. Create in us a clean heart, O God;
R. And renew a right spirit within us.

Collect for the Week and Day.

Or this : Look down, we beseech thee, O Lord, upon this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ did not refuse to be delivered into the hands of sinners, and to undergo the torment of the cross; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

() God, from whom all holy desires, all right counsels, and all just works do come, give to thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts being given up to obey thy commandments, and the fear of our enemies being taken away, the times, by thy protection, may be peaceful, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth, &c.

For Peace. Give peace, O Lord, in our days; for there is none other that fighteth for us but only thou, our God.

V. Let peace be in thy strength.
R. And plenteousness in thy towers.

Then may follow the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, or any

other appropriate Litany for the day or season ; after which,

Let us pray for the Dead. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord : Lord, hear my voice.

Oh, let thine ears consider well the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, shalt mark iniquities, Lord, who shall abide it?

For with thee there is propitiation : and because of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on his word: my soul hath hoped in the Lord.

From the morning-watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy; and with him is plenteous redemption.

And he shall redeern Israel from all his iniquities.
V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Here may follow a Collect for any member of the family, or

other Catholic, lately deceased, or on their anniversary day. Then,

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of thy servants departed, the remission of all their sins, that through our pious supplications they may obtain the pardon which they have always desired; who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, for ever and ever, Amen.

V. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff, N.

R. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

V. Let us pray for our benefactors.

R. Vouchsafe, O Lord, for thy name's sake, to reward with eternal life all them that do us good.

V. Let us pray for our absent brethren.
R. Save thy servants, who hope in thee, O my God.
V. Send them help from thy holy place,
R. And defend them out of Sion.
V. O Lord, hear our prayer.
R. And let our cry come unto thee.

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God! despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us from our enemies.

R. Amen.

Saint Joseph, our patron saints, and all the saints of God,

R. Intercede for us.

O holy angel-guardians, to whose care we have been committed by the divine goodness, defend us this night from all evil. R. Amen.

THE HYMN. The Compline, or any other, hymn may be here said or

sung. V. Save us, O Lord, waking; and keep us while we sleep; that we may watch with Christ, and rest in peace.

R. Amen.
V. Preserve us as the apple of thine eye.
R. And protect us under the shadow of thy wings.
V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night,
R. To keep us without sin.
V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.
V. Let thy mercy be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in thee.
V. O Lord, hear our prayer.
R. And let our cry come unto thee.

Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord, this habitation, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy. Let thy holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace, and may thy blessing be always upon us; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

May the Lord bless us, and keep us, and deliver us from all evil; and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

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