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Daily Devotions.



As soon as you awake, make the sign of the saying:

Glory be to the Father, | Ghost, who hath sanctified who hath created me.


Glory be to the Son, who hath redeemed me.

Glory be to the Holy


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

On rising from your bed, say:

In the name of our Lord | govern me, and bring me to Jesus Christ, I arise. May everlasting life. He bless, preserve, and


As soon as you are dressed, prepare to say your morning prayers. Before you begin, recollect yourself, and compose your mind. Think who you are, and whom you are about to address; and endeavour to clothe yourself with proper sentiments of humility, reverence, and



Make the sign of the cross, saying:

In the name of the Blessed be the holy and Father, and of the Son, and undivided Trinity now and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. | for ever.



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 didst in

struct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us in the same Spirit to relish what is right, and ever to rejoice in his consolation. Through Jesus Christ, &c. 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: that thou 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, I beseech thee, with thy Holy Spirit, and teach me to pray to thee as I ought.

Our Father. Hail Mary. I believe. (Pp. 7, 8.)

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 bless thee, and give thee thanks for all the benefits 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, admitted me to thy sacraments, watched over me by thy special providence; blessed me, notwithstanding my sins and unworthiness, with the continuance of thy gracious pro

| turn can I make to thee, O my God, for all that thou hast done unto me? I will bless thy holy name, and serve thee all the days of my life. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within me praise his holy

tection; and for all the innumerable blessings which I owe to thy undeserved bounty. I thank thee especially for having preserved me during the night past, and for bringing me in safety to the beginning of another day. What reHere 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.
thy grace, to serve thee more
faithfully for the time to


O my God, how little have I served thee in time past! how greatly have I sinned against thee! I acknowledge my iniquity, and my sin is always before me. But I repent, O Lord, I repent. I am heartily sorry that I have lost that time in offending thee which thou gavest me to be employed in thy service, in advancing the good of my own soul, and obtaining everlasting life. I am sorry, above all things, that I have offended thee, because thou art infinitely good, and sin is infinitely displeasing to thee. I love thee with my whole heart, at least I desire so to do; and I firmly purpose,by the help of

Receive, I beseech thee, the offering I now make to thee of the remainder of my life. I renew the vows and promises made in my baptism. I renounce the devil, and all his works; the world, and all its pomps. I now begin, and will endeavour to spend this day according to thy holy will, performing all my actions so that they may be pleasing unto thee. I will take particular care to avoid the failings I am so apt to commit, and to exercise the virtues most agreeable to my state and employment.

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