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THIRTEENTH STATION.

Jesus is taken down from the Cross.

V. We adore thee, O Christ, and praise thee.

R. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider how, after our Lord had expired, two of his disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took him down from the cross, and placed him in the arms of his afflicted Mother, who received him with unutterable tenderness, and pressed him to her bosom.

O Mother of Sorrow, for the love of this Son, accept me for thy servant, and pray for me. And thou, my Redeemer, since thou hast died for me, permit me to love thee: for I wish but thee, and nothing more. I love thee, my Jesus, above all things; I repent of ever having offended thee. Never permit me to offend thee again. Grant that I may love thee always; and then do with me what thou wilt.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to the Father, &c.

O Jesus! who for love of me, &c.

Or as above,

Holy Mother, pierce me through, &c.

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FOURTEENTH STATION. Jesus is placed in the Sepulchre. V. We adore thee, O Christ, and praise thee.

R. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider how the disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it, accompanied by his holy Mother, who arranged it in the sepulchre with her own hands. They then closed the tomb, and all withdrew.

Ah! my buried Jesus, I kiss the stone that encloses thee. But thou didst rise again the third day. I beseech thee, by thy resurrection, to make me rise in glory with thee at the last day, to be always united with thee in heaven, to praise thee and love thee for ever. O Jesus! I love thee, and I repent of ever having offended thee again. Permit not that I ever offend thee again. Grant that I may love thee; and then do with me what thou wilt.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to the Father, &c.

O Jesus! who for love of me, &c.

Or as above,

Holy Mother, pierce me through, &c.

Lastly, say one OUR FATHER, HAIL MARY, and GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.

The Psalter of Jesus.

Begin by a devout bowing of the head, or genuflection, at the adorable Name of Jesus.

PART I.

"At the name of Jesus, let every knee bow. of things in heaven, of things in earth, and of things in hell; and let every tongue confess that our Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father."-Phil. ii. 10, II.

FIRST PETITION.

JESUS [ten times], have mercy on me, O God of compassion, and forgive the many and great offences I have committed in thy sight.

Many have been the follies of my life, and great are the miseries I have deserved for my ingratitude.

Have mercy on me, dear Jesus, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, who am unable to help myself.

Deliver me from setting my heart upon any of thy creatures, which may divert my eyes from continually looking up to thee.

Grant me grace henceforth, for the love of thee, to hate sin; and out of a just esteem of thee, to despise all worldly vanities.

Have mercy on all sinners, O Jesus, I beseech thee; turn their vices into virtues. and making them true observers of thy law, and sincere lovers of thee, bring them to bliss in everlasting glory. Have mercy also on the souls in purgatory, for thy bitter passion, I beseech thee, and for thy glorious name, Jesus.

O blessed Trinity, one Eternal God, have mercy on me.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
Our Father, &c.

Hail, Mary, &c.

SECOND PETITION.

JESUS [ten times], help me to over

come all temptations to sin, and the malice of my ghostly enemy. Help me to spend my time in virtuous actions, and in such labours as are acceptable to thee.

To resist and repress the motions of my flesh to sloth, gluttony, and impurity.

To render my heart enamoured of virtue, and inflamed with desires of thy glorious presence.

Help me to deserve and keep a good name, by a peaceful and pious

living; to thy honour, O Jesus, to my own comfort, and the benefit of others.

Have mercy on all sinners, &c. (as above).

THIRD PETITION.

JESUS [ten times], strengthen me in soul and body, to please thee in doing such works of virtue as may bring me to thy everlasting joy and felicity.

Grant me a firm purpose, most merciful Saviour, to amend my life, and atone for the years past:

Those years which I have mis spent to thy displeasure, in vain or wicked thoughts, words, deeds, and evil customs.

Make my heart obedient to thy will and ready, for thy love, to perform all the works of mercy.

Grant me the gifts of the Holy Ghost, which, through a virtuous life, and a devout frequenting of thy most holy sacraments, may at length bring me to thy heavenly kingdom. Have mercy on all sinners, &c.

FOURTH PETITION.

JESUS [ten times], comfort me, and give me grace to place my chief,

my only joy and felicity, in thee. Send me heavenly meditations,

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