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In the midst of your work often elevate pour mind to God.
May the Almighty grant to us mortals a propitious hour.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of thy love.
y. Send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created.
fy. And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
O God, who hast taught, &c. (as in the Morning).
Make an Examination of Conscience (a Pause).
Let a lively grief be excited for sins committed, and let it be
'followed by Acts of Faith, Hope, Charity, and Contrition.
Pray for the Faithful Departed.
Out of the depths have I cried, &c. p. 136.
it. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. R7. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
"^". From the gates of Hades. R7. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
f. May they rest in peace. R7. Amen.
O God, the Creator and Redeemer, &c.
Angel of God, who art my guardian, guard, direct, and govern me, who have been committed to thee by the supernal clemency. Amen.
St. Michael, Archangel, defend us from our enemies.
St. Joseph, our Patron Saints NN, and all ye Saints of God, intercede for us.
Save us, O Lord, when we are awake, and keep us while we sleep, that we may watch with Christ, and rest in peace. Amen.
Let a spiritual reading follow, and let the matter be prepared for the morning meditation; after which, one of the four A ntiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary may be recited, concluding all with the sign of the Cross.
While getting into bed, take some holy water, and say; In the name of Out Lord Jesus Christ crucified, I lay me down to rest, may he bless, govern, and protect me, and bring me to life eternal. Amen.
Lying down now in your bed, say: Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of Truth,
COMMENDATION OF ONESELF TO JESUS.
O most amiable Jesus, I commend myself into thy hands this day and ever, as thou, when dying on the Cross, didst commend thyself into the hands of the Father, and as thy most blessed Mother commended herself to thee. Make me to live according to thy will, and to die in thee, and I pray thee to grant the same to all, as well my enemies as my friends, and specially NN, through the merits of thy passion and death, and through the intercession also of thy most sweet Mother and of all the Saints.
Bless me, O loving Jesus, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, and lead me into life everlasting. Amen.
COMMENDATION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN.
O my lady, holy Mary, to thy blessed keeping, and to the bosom of thy tender compassion, I commend my soul and body this day, every day, and at the hour of my departure; all my hopes, my consolation, my anxieties and miseries, my life, and the end of my life, I commit to thy keeping, that, by thy most holy intercession and merits, all my doings may be guided and disposed according to thy will and that of thy Son. Amen.
Itinerary or prasere for a bournes.
Ant. In the Way of Peace.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, &e, p. 143.
a In the way of peace and prosperity may the Lord, the almighty and merciful, direct our steps. And may the Angel Raphael accompany us on the way, that we may return to our home in peace, safety, and joy.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.
Our Father, secretly, y. And lead us not into temptation. If. But deliver us from evil. f. Save thy servants. B/. Who trust in thee, O my God.
"#". Send us help, O Lord, from thy holy place. B/. And defend us out of Sion.
"f". Be unto us, O Lord, a tower of strength. B?. From the face of the enemy.
"f". Let not the enemy prevail against us. B?. Nor the son of iniquity approach to hurt us.
"f. Blessed be the Lord from day to day. "C, May the God of our salvation make our way prosperous before us.
"f. Shew us thy way, O Lord. E/. And teach us thy paths.
^jf. Oh, that our ways were directed. If. To keep thy righteous laws.
y. The crooked ways shall be made straight. 1^. And the rough places smooth.
y. God hath given his angels charge concerning thee. If. To keep thee in all thy ways.
"f. Lord, hear my prayer. IE And let my cry come unto thee.
O God, who madest the sons of Israel to walk with dry feet through the midst of the sea, and who didst open to the three magi, by the guiding of a star, the way that led to thee; grant to us, we beseech thee, a prosperous journey, and a time of tranquillity, that, attended by thy holy angel, we may happily arrive at that place whither we are journeying, and finally at the haven of eternal salvation.
O God, who broughtest Abraham thy son out of the land of the Chaldees, and didst preserve him unhurt through all his journeyings, we beseech thee, vouchsafe to keep us thy servants; be unto us our support in our setting out, our solace on the way, our shadow in the heat, our covering in the rain and cold, the chariot of our weariness, the fortress of our adversity, our staff in the ways of slipperiness, and our harbour in shipwreck, that under thy guidance, we may reach in prosperity the object of our journey, and at length return to our home in safety.
Give ear, O Lord, we beseech thee, to our supplications, and dispose the way of thy servants in the blessedness of thy salvation, that amidst all the various changes of this our life and pilgrimage, we may ever be protected by thy help.
Vouchsafe to thy people, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that they may walk onward in the way of salvation, and by following the exhortations of the blessed Forerunner John, may come safe to the presence of him whom he preached, Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
y. Let us proceed in peace.
B/. In the name of the Lord. Amen.
For the Holy Catholic Church.
Defend, O Lord, thy servants, we beseech thee, from all dangers both of body and soul; and, by the intercession of the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N., and of all thy saints, mercifully grant us the blessings of peace and safety; that all adversities and errors being removed, thy Church may freely and securely serve thee; through our Lord, &c.
For all degrees of men in the Church.
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is sanctified and governed; mercifully hear our humble supplications for all degrees and orders therein; that, by the gift of thy grace, all in their several stations may faithfully serve thee; through, &c.
For the Pope.
O God, the Pastor and Governor of all the faithful, mercifully look upon thy servant N., whom thou hast been pleased to appoint the pastor of thy Church; grant, we beseech thee, that both by word and example he may edify those over whom he is set, and, together with the flock committed to his care, may attain everlasting life I through, &c.
For Bishops, and the People committed to them.
Almighty and everlasting God, who alone dost great marvels, send down upon thy servants, the Bishops of thy Church [especially N. our Bishop, and all congregations committed unto them, the spirit of thy saving grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing; through, &c.
For a Congregation or Family.
Defend, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of the blessed Mary ever Virgin, this thy family from all adversity; and mercifully protect us, now prostrate before thee with our whole hearts, from all the snares of our enemies; through, &c.
In any Tribulation.
O Almighty God, despise not thy people who cry unto thee in their affliction; but for the glory of thy name, turn away thine anger, and help us in our tribulations; through, &c.
In Times of Calamity.
O Lord Jesus Christ, holy, immortal God! have mercy upon us and upon all men: purify us by thy holy blood, forgive us by thy holy blood, save us by thy holy blood, now and for ever. Amen.
In Time of Famine or Pestilence.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, an answer to our hearty supplications; and, thy wrath being appeased, turn away from us this famine (or pestilence), that the hearts of men may know that these scourges proceed from thine anger, and cease by thy mercy; through, &c.
In Times of great Mortality.
(Deus, qui non mortem, &c.)
O God, who desirest not the death, but the penance of sinners, mercifully look upon thy people returning to thee; and grant that they, being devoted unto thee, may, by thy clemency, be delivered from the scourges of thine anger; through, &c.