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tect 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. V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night, R. To keep us without sin. V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord. R. Have mercy upon us.
V. Let thy mercy be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in thee.
R. And let our cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
VISIT, we beseech thee, O Lord, this house and family, and drive from it all the 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 our Lord, &c.
Save us, O Lord, while we are awake, and keep us while we sleep. that we may watch with Christ, and rest in peace.
GRACE BEFORE MEALS.
BLESS us, O Lord, and these thy gifts which of thy bounty we are about to receive: through Christ our Lord. Amen.
GRACE AFTER MEALS.
WE give thee thanks, Almighty
God, for all thy benefits, who
livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Devotions for Mass.
IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
A Prayer at the beginning of the Mass. ALMIGHTY Lord of heaven and earth, behold, I, a wretched sinner, presume to appear before thee this day, to offer up to thee by the hands of our High-Priest, Jesus Christ, thy Son, the sacrifice of his body and blood, in union with the sacrifice which he offered to thee upon the cross: first, for thine own honour, praise, adoration, and glory; secondly, in remembrance of his death and passion; thirdly, in thanksgiving for all thy blessings bestowed on thy whole Church, whether triumphant in heaven or mili
tant on earth, and especially for those bestowed on me, the most unworthy of all; fourthly, for obtaining pardon and remission of all my sins, and for those of all others, whether living or dead, for whom I ought to pray; and lastly, for obtaining all graces and blessings both for myself and for thy whole Church. Oh, be thou pleased to assist me by thy grace, that I may behave myself this day as I ought to do in thy divine presence, and that I may so commemorate the death and passion of thy Son as to partake most plentifully of the fruits of it. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Prayer at the Confiteor.
BLESSED Trinity, one God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, prostrate in spirit before thee, I here confess in the sight of the whole court of heaven,
and of all thy faithful, my innumerable treasons against thy divine Majesty. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned: I have grievously offended thee through the whole course of my life, in thought, word, and deed; and therefore am unworthy to lift mine eyes to heaven, or so much as to name thy sacred name: how much more am I unworthy to appear here in thy sanctuary, and to assist among thine angels at these heavenly mysteries, which require so much purity, because Jesus Christ himself is here in person both Priest and Victim! But, O my God, thy mercies are above all thy works, and thou wilt not despise a contrite and humble heart; and therefore I here venture to come into thy temple, and with the poor publican I strike my breast and say, O God, be merciful to me a sinner; O God, be merci