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is not according to Thy holy, hopes on Thee. Thy mercies will; wherefore not my will are infinite, Thy promises as but Thine be done in all they are ineffable so are they things: through Jesus Christ also unfailing; and the merits our Lord. Amen.
of Thine Only-begotten Son, which plead for me, are beyond
number and beyond price. Be 'For Faith.
Thou therefore my hope in all
I have to do or bear; through may with humility re- the same Jesus Christ our Lord. ceive, and with perseverance
Amen. hold fast, all those truths which Thou hast revealed. I thank
For Charity. Thee, O God, for Thy Holy
GRANT, O God, that 1
for that Thou hast O LORD, Who hast taught
in affair of eternity, to the uncertainty of without Charity are uothing our own reason and judgment. worth ; Send Thy Holy Ghost Defend me against all delusion and pour into our hearts that of error; the snares of wit and most excellent gift of Charity, learning; the railleries of pro- the very bond of peace and of fane men; and from deserting all virtues, without which the truth under oppression, whosoever liveth is counted Grant, O God, that neither dead before Thee: grant this education, interest, prejudice, for Thine only Son, Jesus nor passion, may ever hinder Christ's sake, Amen. me from discerning the truth. Open the eyes of all that are in error: heal the wounds of GOD, Who makest all the divided Church : that we
things to work together may be one fold under one for good to them that love Shepherd. Amen.
Thee : grant our hearts to be continually filled with Thy love: that no temptation may
draw us away from the accomALMIGHTY Everlasting plishment of the holy desires
Father, grant me the necessities, dangers, and hearts; through Jesus Christ situations of this life to fix my our Lord, Amen.
O ETERNAL Almighty
commanded me, but in imita.
tion of Thee, Who for our of God, that takest away the
sake wast obedient unto death, sins of the world, take away
even the death of the Cross; from us all bitterness, anger,
Who livest and reignest God, strife, malice, envy, and con
world without end. Amen, tention. Infame our hearts that, quickened by Thy ex
For Humility. ample, we may truly love our enemies; bless those that curse O GOD, Who resistest the us; do good to those that hate proud, and givest grace Give us patience and
to the humhle : grant us the kindness towards our neigh
virtue of true humility, ac: bour to endure their infirmi. cording to the example of ties, to bear their burdens, to
Thine Only-begotten Son, that assist them with help and we may never by being puffed counsel, to correct them if they up provoke Thine anger, but sin, to guide them if they err,
humbly receive the gifts of to lead them by a good ex
Thy grace: through the same ample in the way of everlast- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ing life; that we may all love one another, not in word nor
For Patience. in tongue, but in deed and in Who livest and reignest, world
Thine . without end. Amen.
begotten Son, hast overcome
the pride of the enemy, grant For Obedience.
us, we beseech Thce, devoutly
to remember the things which O
He endured for us, that we Thee with all my heart may after His example quietly to have mercy upon me, aç- bear the misfortunes that come cording to Thy Word unto
upon us :
through the same Thy servant, and to grant me Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. a right obedience to Thee, and to my superiors, that I
For Meekness. obey implicitly, quickly, and
art all goodness and
truth. Grant this, O Lord
, O GOD, Who by the pa
humbly, both in thought and O JESUS, my God, Wha
meekness, how wonderful art may both be able to see what Thou. Show me Thy face, things we ought to do, and that I may see the clemency of may have grace and strength Thy countenance, the mildness to perform the same : through of Thine eyes, the sweetness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Thy lips, the lovingkindness of 'Thine acts, the beauty of
For Final Perseverance. Thy paths, and the overflow
ing love of Thy heart
. Grant My Lord and my God, I
thank Thee for my creGods ; and to keep Thee ever ation, for my redemption by before my eyes, that, being Jesus Christ, and that Thou overpowered by Thy love, hast made me a Christian, that may study to imitate and to Thou hast called me to a be clothed upon with Thy knowledge of the true Faith, meekness : Who livest and and that Thou, after my so reignest God, world without many sins past, hast awaited end. Amen.
my conversion. I love Thee,
my God, and grieve for all my For Diligence.
sins: and yet, O God, I am in
danger of sinning again. I LORD, I humbly be- pray Thee, for Christ Jesus'
seech Thee give me the sake, to give me perseverance spirit of sacred ardour, that I unto the hour of my death. may be able to serve Thee Thou knowest well, O God, with diligence. Give me but how weak I am ; stand by me one spark of the fire that burnt and strengthen me, that I may in Thee for us; stir up in me never be separated from Thee, the fire of the Holy Spirit; Grant this, O Lord, for Jesus fill me with Thy love, that I Christ's sake. Amen. may work worthily of Thee, Who livest and reignest God,
For Command over our world without end. Amen.
live righteously; and CAST Thy bright beams of this,
o God, is the innermost light upon our minds, we desire of my soul; but Thou beseech Thee, O Lord, that we knowest how many tempta.
tions there are around us to fire of Thy Holy Spirit, that draw us aside and to weaken
we may serve Thee with chaste our good resolutions. Thou body, and please Thee with knowest, too, our weakness pure heart, through Jesus and our inclination to evil. Christ our Lord; Who livest Deliver me, lest I give way and reignest with Thee, in the in the hour of temptation. Unity of the same Spirit, one Strengthen me, O God, for the God, world without end. battle. Fully trusting in Thy Amen. grace, I will try to withstand every temptation, to subdue
For Devotion. every passion, and not to give way until I have obtained a
RANT us the help of Thy perfect command over myself. grace, we beseech Thee, Thy help is mightier than all O Lord, that, having our temptations, By Thy grace hearts intent upon prayer and hope always to conquer and to fasting, we may be delivered deliver my soul, and at last to from all enemies both of body receive the crown from Thy and soul : through Jesns Christ hands; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. our Lord. Amen.
For the Fear of God.
OST High, Almighty, most
awful, terrible God, merciful God, so mercifully regard us, that we may
most just Judge of all works
good and ill, Who by Thine have a horror of the miserable
Only-begotten Son hast taught and shameful sin of drunken
us to fear Thee, grant me to ness, and never fall into the
fear Thee for Thy perfect jussame: but rather disperse our
tice, Thy terrible judgments, goods to the poor than suffer them to be spent on sin.
the greatness of Thy Majesty,
and the multitude of my sins Grant this, O Father, through by which I have rebelled Jesus Christ our Lord: Amen.
against Thee, that I may For Chastity.
rightly fear and tremble bé
fore 'Thee, before Whom the FILL, O God, our reins angels veil their faces : through
and our hearts with the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Trust in God.
hope, as our highest good Whom we love, as our Divine
Teacher Whose Gospel we Almighty God, that we
revere, as our True Light, who truly desire Thy protec. which lighteth every man that tion, may both be delivered cometh into the world; defrom all evil, and also trusting fend, support, and extend the under the shadow of Thy Holy and Blessed Faith: 0 wings may serve Thee with
let Thine altars be set up quiet minds : through Jesus among the nations which still Christ our Lord, Amen. sit in darkness and the shadow
of death; make them glad with For Prayers for the Love of the Holy Sacrifice and the God, see the Second Series of “ Prayers for the Days of the
graces of the Holy Sacraments. Week."
Humble the pride of all the foes
of the Faith; frustrate their evil For Spiritual Advancement. intentions. Strengthen and as
sist all those whom Thou hast O JESU, Good Shepherd, Who didst appear upon
called to the Apostolic labour earth and live amongst men,
of preaching Thy Sacred Word
in heathen lands. Give them grant that, by continually
the faith, love, and constancy meditating on Thy command
of the Apostolic Martyrs : ments, I may progress in holiGrant me, ever remem
bless their labours with the bering Thy benefits, to be
dew of Thy grace, and grant more and more filled with Thy
that Thy Name may be honlove. Grant that, considering
oured and glorified by the conThy perfections, I may daily
fession of the true Faith among
all nations: Who livest and grow more like Thee: Who livest and reignest God, world
reignest God, world without without end. Amen.
For the Propagation of the
For the Suppression of Heresy
We adore Thee, O Lord O LORD JESU CHRIST,
as God in whom we believe, as our Saviour in Whom
true peace, and faithful Pastor of Thy Church, in Whose sight all we should be