« AnteriorContinuar »
Satisfaction made upon the Cross for the Sins of the World, that I may so importunately plead the Merit of it, in this Commemoration of that Sacrifice, as to render thee gracious and propitious to me, a miserable Sinner ; such a Conviction of my own Weakness and Insufficiency, as may procure thy gracious Aid and Aflife ance ; such longing Defires of being made conformable to thy holy Will and Pleasure, ás 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 Jesus Christ my Saviour. Amen.
- A Prayer when we offer our Alms. T Acknowledge, O Lord, that all I possess
is the Effeèt 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 Testimony of that Love and Charity to my necessitous Brethren which thou requirest, and art pleased to take as done to thyself. I will dedicate a part of those good Things thou hast bestowed upon me, to relieve the Poor; because thou hast made it an Evidence of my Love to thee: And grant that all my Alms-Deeds may be performed with such Purity of Intention, and in such a Proportion to what thou hast given me, that they may be acceptable in thy Sight, through the Merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A Prayer immediately after Confecration. ACCEPT, O Eternal God, of that Re
presentation we make before thee, of that All-sufficient Sacrifice which thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ made upon the Cross: Let the Merit of it plead effettually for the Pardon and Forgiveness of all my Sins, and render thee favourable and propi. tious to me a miserable Sinner; let the Power of it prevail against all the Powers of Darkness; let the Wisdom of it make me wise unto Salvation; and let the Peace of it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me Peace of Conscience.
I adore thee, ( blessed Jesus, my Redeemer, who didít endure the painful and shameful Death of the Cross, to recover me from a State of Sin and Misery : I admire thy infinite Condescension, who was pleased
to be made miserable, that I might be made happy ; poor, that I might be enriched; and didn'die that I might live for ever. With all my Soul, O dear Jesus, I love and praise thee for these stupendous Expressions 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 takert away the Sins of the World, grant me thy Peace. Amen, Lord Jesus. Amen. A Prayer before receiving the confecrated
0 Most Gracious God, who of thy infiv nite Goodness hast given us thy Son Jesus Christ, who did offer up himself to thee a pure and immaculate Sacrifice upon the Cross, for us miserable Sinners ;
I humbly beseech thee, by the Merits of his Blood, the great Price of our Redemption; I entreat thee by his wonderful and ineffable Charity, wherewith he has vouchsafed to love us, unworthy Creatures, at so great a Rate; that thou wouldst be pleased 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 canst bring a clean ; of a wretched Sinner make me holy and righteous. · Thou art the Fountain of Mercy, shut not up thy Bowels of Compassion towards me.
Thou art the great Physician of Souls, display thy Power in my Health and Recovery
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 wast graciously pleased to establish it.
Let me entirely resign my Soul and Body to be a reasonable, holy and lively Sacrifice unto thee! for thou hast the justest Claim to me, since the blessed Jesus has purchased me at the Price of his own Blood.
Grant, O Lord, that I may constantly endeavour to make some Proficiency in all the Virtues of the Christian Life ; because
the blessed Jesus has obtained for me, by the Merits of his Sufferings, the Grace and Affistance 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 thoie 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 Christ's distressed 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 such a Manner, by this fpiritual Food, that I may fuccessfully encounter all the Attacks of my spiritual Enemies.
Suppress in me the Spirit of Pride and Vaili-Glory, of Envy and Detraction, of Uncleanness and Inten;perance, and of all Distrust 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 Sacrament.