Imatges de pÓgina

Satisfaction made upon the Crofs for the Sins of the World, that I may fo importunately plead the Merit of it, in this Commemoration of that Sacrifice, as to render thee gracious and propitious to me, a miferable Sinner; fuch a Conviction of my own Weakness and Infufficiency, as may procure thy gracious Aid and Affistance; fuch longing Defires of being made conformable to thy holy Will and Pleasure, as may transform me into thy divine Image, and fix me to continue thy faithful Servant, all the remaining Days of my Life, through the Merits of Jefus Chrift my Saviour. Amen.

A Prayer when we offer our Alms.

Acknowledge, O Lord, that all I poffefs is the Effect of thy Bounty; it is from thee I have received it, and to thy holy Name be the Glory. Accept of this Freewill-offering of my Hands, as an Acknowledgment of thy Right to all I enjoy, and as a Teftimony of that Love and Charity to my neceffitous Brethren which thou requireft, and art pleased to take as done to thyfelf. I will dedicate a Part of those good Things thou hast bestowed upon me,


to relieve the Poor; because thou haft made it an Evidence of my Love to thee: And grant that all my Alms-Deeds may be performed with fuch Purity of Intention, and in fuch a Proportion to what thou haft given me, that they may be acceptable in thy Sight, through the Merits of Jefus Chrift, my Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A Prayer immediately after Confecration.

ACCEPT, O Eternal God, of that Reprefentation we make before thee, of that All-sufficient Sacrifice which thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift made upon the Crofs: Let the Merit of it plead effectually for the Pardon and Forgiveness of all my Sins, and render thee favourable and propitious to me a miferable Sinner; let the Power of it prevail against all the Powers of Darkness; let the Wifdom of it make me wife unto Salvation; and let the Peace of it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me Peace of Confcience.

I adore thee, O bleffed Jefus, my Redeemer, who didft endure the painful and fhameful Death of the Crofs, to recover me from a State of Sin and Mifery: I admire, thy infinite Condefcenfion, who was pleafed

to be made miferable, that I might be made happy; poor, that I might be enriched; and didft die that I might live for ever. With all my Soul, O dear Jefus, I love and praise thee for thefe ftupendous Expreffions of thy Bounty and Goodness towards me; O Lamb of God, that takest away the Sins of the World, have Mercy upon me: 0 Lamb of God, that takeft away the Sins of the World, grant grant me thy Peace. Amen, Lord Jefus. Amen.

A Prayer before receiving the confecrated

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Moft Gracious God, who of thy infi nite Goodness haft given us thy Son Jefus Chrift, who did offer up himself to thee a pure and immaculate Sacrifice upon the Crofs, for us miferable Sinners ;

I humbly befeech thee, by the Merits of his Blood, the great Price of our Redemp tion ; I entreat thee by his wonderful and ineffable Charity, wherewith he has vouchfafed to love us, unworthy Creatures, at fo great a Rate; that thou wouldst be pleafed to wash me in his Blood from all my Sins, which make me unworthy to partake of these holy Mysteries.


Let my Repentance be hearty, and fincere, and express itself by all the Fruits of holy Obedience for the Time to come.

Thou alone out of an unclean Thing canft bring a clean; of a wretched Sinner make me holy and righteous.

Thou art the Fountain of Mercy, fhut not up thy Bowels of Compaffion towards


Thou art the great Phyfician of Souls, display thy Power in my Health and Re


Let me approach thy holy Table with Reverence and Devotion, that no vile Affections may hinder me from receiving the Benefits of this divine Nourishment.

Let me celebrate this Christian Sacrifice with Purity of Heart, and a right Intention of Mind, that I may obtain all those Advantages, for which thou waft graciously pleased to establish it.

Let me entirely refign my Soul and Body to be a reasonable, holy and lively Sacrifice unto thee! for thou haft the justest Claim to me, fince the bleffed Jefus has purchased me at the Price of his own Blood.

Grant, O Lord, that I may constantly endeavour to make fome Proficiency in all the Virtues of the Christian Life; becaufe.

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the bleffed Jefus has obtained for me, by the Merits of his Sufferings, the Grace and Affiftance of thy Holy Spirit, to work in me both to will and to do thy good Pleasure.

Make me ready to be reconciled to all thofe that have offended me; because when we were Enemies we were reconciled to God by the Death of his Son.

Let me embrace all my poor Brethren with fincere Love and Charity; and contribute all I can to the Relief of Chrift's diftreffed Members; becaufe he thought not his Life too dear, nor his Blood too precious, to redeem me from a State of Bondage and Slavery.

Strengthen me, O Lord, in fuch a Manner, by this fpiritual Food, that I may fuccessfully encounter all the Attacks of my fpiritual Enemies.

Supprefs in me the Spirit of Pride and Vain-Glory, of Envy and Detraction, of Uncleannefs and Intemperance, and of all Diftruft and Diffidence of thy Mercy.

May all Temptations to any Offences against thy holy Laws, be overcome by the Power which thou shalt be pleased to communicate to me in this holy Sacra



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