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P. Govern them and exalt them for ever.
P. And we praise thy name for ever and ever. A. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
P. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on
A. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have put our trust in thee.
P. In thee, O Lord, have I trusted, let me not be confounded for ever.
O God, of whose mercies there is no number, and of whose goodness the treasure is infinite; we humbly thank thee for the gifts thou hast bestowed upon us; continue thy mercy to us, and give us so much of thy temporal blessings as thou knowest will be for our good. Grant that the fruits of the earth may, by thy holy blessing, increase and multiply; defend them from all storms and tempests, and whatever else may be hurtful to them. It is from thy hand only we look for succour, and to thee we have recourse in all our necessities. Amen.
¶In Lent and Advent the Ps. 50, Miserere, page 389, is said instead of the Te Deum.
P. Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with us; and hear the voice of our supplication, when we pray to thee: when we lift up our hands in thy holy temple.
A. Draw us not away together with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity destroy us not.
O GOD, who by sin art offended, and by penance pacified; mercifully regard the prayers
of thy people, who make supplication to thee, and turn away the scourges of thy anger, which we deserve for our sins.
Spare, O Lord, spare thy people, that having been justly punished for their sins, they may find comfort in thy mercy. Through our Lord Jesus
Prayer for Advent.
RAISE up our hearts, O Lord, we beseech thee, to prepare the way of thy only Son; that by his coming, being reconciled to thee, we may serve thee in holiness all the days of our lives; who liveth, &c.
For the Dead, Ps. 129, De profundis.
A. And may perpetual light shine upon them.
O GOD, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, give to the souls of thy servants departed the remission of all their sins; that by our pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon they have always desired.
For the Sick.
P. HEAL thy servants, O Lord, who are sick, and who put their trust in thee.
A. Send them help, O Lord, and comfort from thy holy place.
O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, the eternal salvation of them that believe in thee, hear us in behalf of thy servants who are sick; for whom we humbly crave the help of thy mercy: that their health being restored to them, they may render thanks to thee in thy church.
¶ Ps. xix. Exaudiat.
P. MAY the Lord hear thee in the day of distress: may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee.
A. May he send thee help from his sanctuary, and from out of Sion defend thee.
P. May he remember all thy sacrifices and may thy burnt-offerings be acceptable.
A. May he give unto thee according to thy heart's desire, and confirm all thy councils.
P. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will glory.
A. May the Lord fulfil all thy requests: now I know the Lord hath saved his anointed.
P. He will hear him from his holy heaven: the salvation of his right hand is powerful.
A. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but, we will call on the name of our Lord.
P. They are fettered and are fallen: but we have risen and are set upright.
A. O Lord, save the king: and hear us in the day we call upon thee.
O God, by whom kings reign, and the princes of the earth exercise their power; O God, who art the strength and support of those kingdoms that serve thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and defend thy servant George our King from all dangers; and grant that his safety may conduce to the peace and welfare of thy people. Thro', &c.
May the blessing of almighty God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost descend upon us now, and remain with us for ever.
PRAYERS WHICH MAY BE SAID DURING THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS.
¶ When the Priest begins Mass.
I ACKNOWLEDGE and confess, O my God, that my iniquities render me unworthy to appear before thee; to assist at this awful and divine sacrifice. But entering into the spirit of the Church I implore thy mercy, and unite my prayers with those of thy Minister, in order to obtain through thy mercy the pardon of my sins.
Humbling myself therefore before thee and the whole court of heaven, and sensible of my unworthiness, I lay open my conscience to thee my God, and my supreme judge, who knowest the bottom of my heart; I confess before blessed Mary ever Virgin, St. Michael the Archangel, St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints, that I have sinned and grievously transgressed;-but I likewise declare in the presence of the heavenly Court, that with true and sincere repentance 1 detest all my sins, beseeching the Mother of Mercy, in whom after thee my God I place my entire confidence, and all the Saints in heaven, to join their prayers, with mine, that I may obtain forgiveness.
When the Priest goes up to the Altar.
BLOT out all my iniquities I beseech thee, O Lord, that my heart being purified, I may approach to thy sanctuary, and worthily assist at this divine sacrifice. I beg of thee this favor, for the sake of thy saints and especially of those whose relicts are in this Altar, upon which the divine sacrifice is to be offered to thee this day.
¶ At the Introit and Kyrie Eleison. VOUCHSAFE then, dear Lord, to hear favorably
our prayers, and without regarding our iniquities, to enlighten our minds; kindle in our hearts the fire of thy divine love, to the end that we may be more worthy to assist at these sacred Mysteries. Suspend thy just indignation, and regarding thy beloved Son Jesus Christ, who is here ready to offer himself a sacrifice in our behalf, forget our offences, and so efface them that they may entirely disappear from thy divine sight.
With perfect confidence in thy infinite mercy, my God, and without fear of having my prayer rejected, I beg of thee through the merits, and in the name of my Saviour Jesus Christ, to have pity on my soul, which thou hast created; take compassion on the work of thy hands; forgive me a guilty sinner, O merciful Judge, and pardon, the errors of a prodigal Child. Thou art my only hope, divine Saviour, my whole consolation, my strength, and my salvation.
¶ At the Gloria in Excelsis.
GLORY be to God in the highest heavens, and peace on earth to men of good will. We praise thee, O Lord, we bless thee, we adore thee with all the sentiments that love, respect, and religion inspire. We desire to glorify thee, and to render thee our most humble thanks in return for thy benefits. O Father Almighty, supreme Monarch of heaven and earth,-Adorable Jesus, only Son of, and consubstantial with the eternal Father, by what excess of love hast thou vouchsafed so to humble thyself, as to become a victim, sacrificing thyself for our sins! O Lamb of God, who alone canst blot them out, have compassion on me, and from thy highest throne, on which thou art seated at the right hand of the father, cast thy merciful eyes upon me! O Lord, only thou art infinitely holy, infinitely powerful, infinitely above