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PRAYERS AT NIGHT.

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

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

Come, O Holy Ghost! fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

Let us place ourselves in the presence of God and humbly adore Him.

Great God, the Lord of heaven and earth! I prostrate myself before Thee. With all the angels and saints I adore Thee. I acknowledge Thee to be my Creator and sovereign Lord, my first beginning and last end. I submit to Thy holy will; and I devote myself to Thy divine service, now and forever.

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AN ACT OF FAITH.

MY God! I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine persons, Father, Son, Holy Ghost; I

believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

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AN ACT OF HOPE.

MY God! relying on Thy infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

AN ACT OF LOVE.

MY God! I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

PRAYER TO KNOW THYSELF.

MY Lord Jesus Christ! who art to judge me when I die, make known to me the sins by which I have offended Thee to-day and give me the grace of true contrition.

[Here examine your conscience.]

What have I thought, said or done today, that offended God? What duty have I neglected? What led me into these faults? What improvement in my life? If none, why not? Resolutions for to

morrow.

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AN ACT OF CONTRITION.

MY God! I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.

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THE CONFITEOR.

CONFESS to Almighty God, to blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to 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. Therefore I beseech blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, 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 me, forgive me my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen.

May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of all my sins. Amen.

PRAYER FOR OTHERS.

LORD, grant grace, mercy and everlasting life to my father and mother, my relatives and friends. Guard and guide our priests, bishops, and pope. Protect our country. Bless all those who have recommended themselves to my prayers and for whom I am bound to pray. Have pity on the sick and dying, and may the souls of the faithful departed, through Thy mercy, rest in peace.

Say three Hail Mary's and Glory be to the Father, for above.

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PREPARATION FOR DEATH.

KNOW, O my God, that my last hour is uncertain. Perhaps I shall not rise from the bed on which I am about to lie. Am I ready now to appear before Thy judgment seat to receive the sentence of a glorious or woeful eternity? I offer Thee this sleep as an act of love, begging that I may arise to-morrow stronger in

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