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Pope Pius, our Bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, I beseech thee, the whole Catholic Church ; convert all heretics and unbelievers ; have mercy upon this country, and restore it again to the ancient faith and communion of thy Church. Pour down thy blessings, O Lord, upon all my friends, relations, and acquaintances, and upon my enemies, if I have any. Help the poor and sick, and those who are in their last agony. O God of mercy and goodness, have compassion on the souls of the faithful in purgatory : put an end to their sufferings, and grant to them eternal light, rest, and happiness. Amen.

Bless, O Lord, the repose I am about to take, that, my bodily strength being renewed, I may be the better enabled to serve thee,

O holy Virgin Mary, Mother of mercy, preserve me this night from all evil, whether of body or soul. Holy St. Joseph, St. Michael, and all ye saints and angels of Paradise, especially my guardian angel and my chosen patron, watch over me. I commend myself to your protection now and always. Amen.

•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 Amen.

Night Prayers. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

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

Our Father. Hail Mary. I believe. Come, Holy Ghost, &c. Let us place ourselves in the presence of God, and give himn

thanks for all the benefits which we liave received from him, particularly this day.

O my God, I firmly believe that thou art here present, and perfectly seest me, and that thou observest all my actions, all my thoughts, and the most secret motions of my heart. Thou watchest over me with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favours, and preserving me from evil. Blessed be thy holy name; and may all creatures bless thy goodness for the benefits which I have ever received from thee, and particularly this day. May the saints and angels supply my defect in rendering thee due thanks. Never permit' me to be so base and wicked as to repay thy bounties with ingratitude, and thy blessings with offences and injuries. Let us ask of our Lord Jesus Christ grace to discover the sins

which we have committed this day; and beg of him a true sorrow for them, and a sincere repentance.

O my Lord Jesus Christ, Judge of the living and the dead, before whom I must appear one day to give an exact account of my whole life; enlighten me, I beseech thee, and give me an humble and contrite heart, that I may see wherein I have offended thine infinite Majesty, and judge myself now with such a just severity, that then thou mayest judge me with mercy and clemency. Let us here examine what sins we have committed this day, by

thought, word, deed, or omission. (If nothing occur to your mind wherein you have offended, re

new your sorrow for the sins of your past life.) Let us conceive a great sorrow for having offended God.

O my God, I detest these and all other sing which I have committed against thy divine Majesty. I am extremely sorry that I have offended thee, because thou art infinitely good, and sin displeaseth thee. I love thee with my whole heart; and firmly purpose; by the help of thý grace, never more to offend thee. I resolve to avoid the occasions of sin ; I will confess my sins, and will endeavour to make satisfaction for them. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, and pardon me, a wretched sinner. In the name of thy beloved Son Jesus, I humbly beg of thee so to wash me with his precious blood, that niy sins may be entirely remitted. Let us endeavour, as much as possible, to put ourselves in the

dispositions in which wc desire to be found at the hour of death.

O my God, I accept of death as a homage and adoration which I owe to thy divine Majesty, and as a punishment justly due to my sins, in union with the death of my dear Redeemer, and as the only means of coming to thee, my beginning and last end.

I firmly believe all the sacred truths which the Catholic Church believeth and teacheth, because thou hast revealed them. And by the assistance of thy holy grace, I am resolved to live and die in the communion of this thy Church,

Relying upon thy goodness, power, and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, and life everlasting, through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ, my only Redeemer, and by the intercession of his blessed Mother, and all the saints.

I love theề with all my heart and soul, and desire to love thee as the blessed do in heaven. I adore all the designs of thy divine Providence, resigning myself entirely to thy will.

I'also love my neighbour for thy sake, as I love myself. I sincerely forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

I renounce the devil, with all his works; the world, with all its pomps; the flesh, with all its temptations.

I desire to be dissolved, and to be with Christ. Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.

R. Lord Jesus, receive my soul.

May the blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and all the saints, pray for us to our Lord, that we may be preserved this night from sin and all evils. Amen.

Blessed St. Michael, defend us in the day of battle, that we may not be lost at the dreadful judgment. Amen.

O my good Angel, whom God, by his divine mercy, hath appointed to be my guardian, enlighten and protect me, direct and govern me this night. Amen.

May Almighty God have mercy on us, and forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting. Amen.

May the almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution, and remission of all our sins. Amen.

¥. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night, Ry. To keep us without sin.

. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
Ry. Have mercy upon us.
¥. Let thy mercy,

be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in thee.
Ý. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Ry. And let our cry come unto thee.

Let us pray.

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 our Lord, &c.

Save us, O Lord, when we are awake, and keep us while we sleep, that we may watch with Christ, and rest

in peace.

P. Amen.

Prayer of Parents for their Children. O heavenly Father, I commend my children unto thee. Be thou their God and Father; and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me, through frailty or negligence. Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world, to resist the solicitations of evil, whether from within or without; and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy. Pour thy grace into their hearts, and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of thy Holy Spirit, that they may daily grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; and so, faithfully serving thee here, may come to rejoice before thee hereafter; through the merits of the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest. Amen.

For Another's Conversion. O divine and adorable Saviour, thou who art the way, the truth, and the life, I beseech thee to have mercy upon N., and bring him (or her] to the knowledge and love of thy truth. Thou, O Lord, knowest all his darkness, his weakness, and his doubts: have pity upon him, O merciful Saviour ; let the bright beams of thy eternal truth shine upon his mind; clear away the cloud of error and prejudice from before his eyes, and may he humbly submit to and embrace with his whole heart the teaching of thy Church. O, let not the soul for whom I pray be shut out from thy blessed fold! Unite him to thyself in the sacraments of thy love, and grant that, partaking of the blessings of thy grace in this life, he may come at last to the possession of those eternal rewards which thou hast promised to all those who believe in thee and who du thy will. Hear this my petition, () merciful Jesus, who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest ever and ever. Amen.


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