Imatges de pàgina

and that thou observest' all my actions, all my thoughts, and the most secret motions of my heart. Thou watchest over me with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favours, and preserving me from evil. Blessed be thy holy name,


may all creatures bless thy goodness for the benefits I have ever received from thee, and particularly this day. May the saints and angels supply my defect in rendering thee due thanks. Never permit me to be so base and wicked as to repay thy bounties with ingratitude , and thy blessings with offences and injuries.

Ask our

Lord Jesus Christ grace to discover the sins you have committed this day; and beg of him a true sorrow for them, and a sincere repentance.


the living and the dead, before whom I must appear one day to give an exact account of my whole life; enlighten me, I beseech thee, and give me an humble and contrite heart, that I may see wherein I have offended thy infinite Majesty; and judge myself


now with such a just severity, that then thou mayst judge me with mercy and clemency.

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hode conte mitted this day, by thought, word, deed , or ornission.

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wherein you have offended; reflect ; gain on the chief sins of your life past. Then conceive a great sorrow for hau.

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other sins which I have commit. ted against thy divine Majesty, I am extremely sorry that I have offended thee, because thou art infinitely good, and sin displeases thee. I love thce with my whole heart, and firmly purpose by the help of thy grace, never more to offend thee. I resolve to avoid the occasions of sin; I will confess thein, and will endeavour to make sa. tisfaction for them. Have mercy on nie, O God, have mercy , and pardon a wretched sinner. In the name



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of thy beloved Son, Jesus, I humbly beg of thee , šo to wash me with his precious blood, that my sins may be entirely remittedo

Endeavour as much as possible, to put yourself in the condition you desire to

be found in at the hour of death.


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My God; I accept of death as a

homage and adoration which I owe to thy divine Majesty, and as

9 punishment , justly die 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,

ia I firmly believe all the sacred truths the Catholic 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 upon thy goodness , power, and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, and life, everlasting , thro' the merits of thy Son. Jesus Christ, my only Redeemer, and by the intercession of his blessed morlier, and all the saints.

I love thee with all my heart and soul, and desire to love thee as the blessed do in heaven. I adore all the designs of thy Divine Providence, resigning myself entirely to thy will.

I also love my neighbour for thy sake , as I love myself : I sincerely forgive all that 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, and all the saints pray for us to our Lord, that we may be preserved this night from siri and all evils.

Blessed St. Nichael, defend us in the day of battle', that we inay not be lost at the dreadful judgment.

ity good Angel, whom God, by his divine mercy has appointed to be my guardian', enlighten and protect

direct and govern me this night. Ainen Almighty God, have mercy on us,


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and our sins being forgiven , bring us to life everlasting. Amen.

The almighty and merciful Lord give us pardon, absolution, and remission of our sins. Ainen

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin. Have mercy on us ,

O Lord! have mercy on us.

Let thy mercy , O Lord ! be poured upon us, according to the hopes we have placed in thee.

Lord, hear my prayer. And let my supplication come to thee.

Let us pray.


Isit, we beseech thee, O Lord,

this house and family, and drive from it all snares of our enemy ; let thy Apgels dwell herein, who may keep us in peace, and may thy blessing be al: ways upon us : Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

May our Lord bless us , and preserve us from all evil, and bring us to life everlasting; And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy, of God, rest in peace. Ainen. N il


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