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THANKSGIVING FOR A NEW DAY.

I praise and adore thee, oh blessed Trinity, for having permitted me to pass the foregone night in safety. How many children who, like me, lay down to rest last evening, have been called before their just Judge to receive the reward or punishment due to their conduct! Oh my blessed guardian angel, join me in praising our good God for having preserved me from so great a danger.

Oh, Holy Ghost! give me thy grace that I may pass through this day in such a manner as to prepare myself to obey thy summons whenever it may be my turn to appear before thee. Give me peace, patience, and brotherly love; and keep me from doing or from saying anything which I could not continue to feel or to do if I were amongst thy blessed saints in heaven.

OFFERING OF THE DAY.

Amen.

Oh God! I offer to thee all my thoughts, words, and actions of this day. Accept of those that are innocent, I beseech thee, through the merits of Jesus Christ thy Son, and forgive those that are otherwise through the same Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, world without end. Amen.

May the divine assistance remain always with us; and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

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SHORT EVENING

PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN.

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

THE "PATER NOSTER."

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

THE "AVE MARIA."

Hail, Mary, full of grace, our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

THE CONFITEOR.

I confess to Almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, to the blessed Michael the Arch-angel, to the blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. There

fore, I beseech the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Arch-angel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me.

May the Almighty God have mercy on us, and, forgiving our sins, bring us to life everlasting. May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution, and remission of all our sins. Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE DEAD.

Have mercy, oh Lord, on the dead who are suffering for a time on account of their sins. Listen to the prayers which we offer for them, as we hope that others will pray for us when we shall have departed from this life. Pardon the sins they have been guilty of, and admit them into thy joy; that they may for ever praise thy goodness, and may intercede for us that we also may hereafter join them for a happy eternity. Eternal rest give to them, oh Lord! and may perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.

THE PRAYER OF FAITH.

Grant, oh God! that I may accept of death as a homage and adoration which I owe to thy divine majesty; 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 thy church believes and teaches, 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 on thy goodness, power, and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thy Son, my only Redeemer, and by the intercession of his blessed mother and all the saints.

I love thee with my whole heart, and desire to love thee as the blessed do in heaven.

I also love my neighbour for thy sake, as myself. I forgive all those who have injured me, and ask pardon of all 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. Lord Jesus, receive my soul.

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

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

Oh my good angel whom God has appointed to be my guardian, enlighten, protect, defend, and govern me this night.

Vouchsafe, O Lord! to keep us this night without sin.

Have mercy on us, oh Lord! have mercy

on us.

Let thy mercy, oh Lord! be upon us, as our trust is in thee.

In thee, oh Lord! have we trusted; let us not be confounded for ever.

Visit, oh Lord, we beseech thee, this house and family, and drive far from them all snares of the enemy. Let thy holy angels dwell herein who may keep us in peace; and may thy blessing be always upon us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

May the divine assistance remain always with us; and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Amen.

AN ORPHAN'S PRAYER.

To be added to the above.

O God, who hast commanded us to honour our fathers and mothers, have mercy, beseech thee, on the soul of my dear parent and forgive him his sins; and grant that I may see him again in the joys of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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