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my life, I offer myself and all thought, word, and deed; that is mine to Thy Divine bless me and lead me onwards Majesty: grant me and all towards eternal life; and take the faithful this and every day from me all that is displeasing to live by Thy help, according to Thee, Who livest and to Thy holy will: rule me reignest, world without end. and guide me, keep me in Anien.
1. N the Name.
the portion of mine inherit
ance and of my cup; Thou LORD, have mercy.
shalt maintain my lot. Ác
cept Thou therefore alone all OUR FATHER
my liberty, my memory, my
understanding, and my will; I BELIEVE.
whatsoever I have or possess
Thou hast given me; and I GLORY be to the Father. return it to Thee to be go
verned henceforth according to Invocation.—Come, Holy Thy will. Give me only Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy Thy love and Thy grace, and faithful servants, and light in
I shall be rich enough and de them the fire of Thy love;
sire nothing more. Who through the diversity of all languages hast gathered the Act of Faitb.-I firmly benations together in the unity | lieve, O my God, all that of the faith.
Thou hast revealed, and by
Thy Holy Catholic Church Self-oblation. - 0 Lord, taught me to believe: because forasmuch as I am Thy servant Thou Who hrast spoken it art and the son of Thine hand- the Eternal Truth. maid, I renounce Satan and all his works, and all his Act of Hope.--In Thee, O pomps; Thou alone art the my God, is my trust. By God of my heart, and my Thee I hope to attain to portion for ever. Thou art eternal blessedness, and from
because I have provoked Thee Bu
Thee to receive whatsoever is shown Thy love toward me; necessary for my salvation. and hast raised me up again For Thou Who hast promised to laud and glorify Thee. to help me art Almighty and Lighten the eyes of my underAll merciful,
standing; open my lips to
show forth Thy praise. Grant · Act of Charity. I love me to know Thy commandThee, O my God, with all my ments, and to do Thy will to heart, for Thou art the highest adore Thee with my while good, and worthy of all heart, and to glorify Thy alllove. For love of Thee I Holy Name of the Father, desire to love my neighbour as and of the Son, and of the myself.
Holy Ghost, now and for
ever, and to all ages of ages, Act of Contrition.-I re- Amen. pent, O God, of all my sins
UILD Thou with me, O
God, or I shall build in my most just Judge, and me
vain. Keep me, O God, or I rited punishment, but 'more
shall watch in vain. Deliver especially because I have
me from mine enemies, O grieved 'Thee, my Lord, my Creator, my Redeemer, my
God, or ) shall fight in vain.
Lead me from strength to greatest Benefactor and highest strength, or I shall try in vain. good. I determine, o good
Keep me, O Lord, as the apple God, by Thy grace to avoid for the future all sin and all
of an eye, that Satan may
never conquer me, the Aesh occasions of sin.
never seduce me, the world
never deceive me. O Cod, WAKENED from sleep, make speed to save me; O
I give thanks unto Lord, make haste to help me; Thee, Most Holy Trinity, that I may walk before Thee that through Thy great good- perfectly as Thou art perfect: ness and long-suffering Thou through Jesus Christ, to whom liast not been wroth with me, with Thee, and the Holy careless and sinful though I Ghost, be all honour and be: neither hast destroyed me glory, world without end. in my sins: but hast mercifully Amen.
Or the Collect for the day. OL
LORD JESUS CHRIST,
Son of the living God, put Thy Passion, Cross, and Death between Thy judgment and my sins now and at the hour of my death; and grant to me grace and mercy: to the living and dead pardon and quiet: to the Church peace and concord : and to us poor sinners everlasting life and glory : Who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.
Other prayers or intercessions may be here inserted. O LORD, our Heavenly
Father, Almighty and Everlasting God, Whó hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day, defend us in the same with Thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by Thy governance to do always that is righteous in Thy sight: Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MOST glorious and eternal
God, Father of mercy and God of all comfort, I worship and adore Thee with the lowest humility of my soul and body, and give Thee all thanks and praise for Thy infinite and essential glories and perfections, and for the continual demonstration of Thy mercies ou me, on all mine, and on the Holy Catholic Church.
I ACKNOWLEDGE, dear | GUIDE me, O Lord, in all
the dangers the greatest of Thy wrath and of the world; that in all things indignation; and that if Thou that shall happen I may have hadst dealt with me according an evenness and tranquillity to my deserving, I had now, at of spirit; that my soul may this instant, been desperately be wholly resigned to Thy bewailing my miseries in the divinest will and pleasure, sorrows of a sad eternity. But never murmuring at Thy genThy mercy triumphing over tle chastisements and fatherly Thy justice and my sins, Thou correction ;
waxing hast continued to me life and proud and insolent, though I time of repentance : Thou hast feel a torrent of comforts and opened unto me the gates of prosperous successes. grace and mercy, and perpetually called me to enter in, and to walk in the paths of a holy | FIX my thoughts, my hopes,
desires on heaven life, that I may glorify Thee
and heavenly things ; lead me and be glorified of Thee eter- to despise the world, to repent nally.
me deeply for my sins: give
me holy purposes of amendBEHOLD, O God, for Thy ment, and ghostly strength great and unspeakable
and assistances to perform goodness, for the preservation faithfully whatever I shall inof me this night, and for all tend piously. Thy other graces and blessings, understanding with an eternal I offer my soul and body, all
treasure of Divine truths, that that I am, and all that I have, I may know Thy will; and as a sacrifice to Thee and Thy Thou, Who workest in us to service; humbly begging of
will and do of Thy good pleaThee to pardon all my sins, to sure, teach me to obey all Thy defend me from all evil, to commandments, to believe in lead me into all good ; and let all Thy revelations, and make my portion be amongst Thy me partaker of all Thy gracious redeemed ones, in the gather promises. ing together of the Saints, in the kingdom of grace and TEACH me to watch over glory.
all my ways,
never be surprised by sudden temptations or a careless spirit, nor erer return to folly or vanity. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips, that I offend not in tongue neither against piety or charity. Teach me to think of nothing but Thee; to speak of nothing but Thee and Thy glories; and to do nothing but what brcomes Thy servant, whom Thy infinite mercy, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, hath sealed up to the day of redemption,
Thy kingdom, in the full fruition of the face and excel. lencies of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost : to Whom be glory and praise, honour and adoration, given by all angels, all men, and all creatures, now and to all eternity. Amen.
To this may be added the Prayer of Intercession for others, or special Prayers.
and anguish of spirit, in all dangers of soul and body, in prosperity and adversity, in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, holy and most blessed Saviour Jesus, have mercy on me, save me and deliver me and all faithful people. Amen.
affections be so mortified and brought under the dominion of grace, that I may never by deliberation and purpose, nor by levity, rashness, and inconsideration, offend Thy Divine majesty. Make me such as Thou wouldest have me to be : strengthen my faith, confirm my hope, and give me a daily increase of charity, that this day and ever I may serve Thee according to all my opportunities and capacities, growing from grace to grace : till at last, by Thy mercies, I shall receive the consummation and perfection of grace, even the glories of