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Pleading the Oblation of Christ.
AND now, O Father, mindful of the love
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary's tree,
The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.
Look. Father, look on His anointed face,
Oh, do Thine utmost for their souls' true weal!
In Thine own service make us glad and free,
TAKE my life, and let it be
Consecrated, LORD, to Thee;
Take my voice, and let me sing
Take my love; my LORD, I pour
LORY be to JESUS,
FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL.
A Hymn of Praise.
Who, in bitter pains,
Blest through endless ages
Abel's blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies;
On our guilty hearts,
Lift ye then your voices:
Louder still and louder
Praise the precious Blood. Amen.
REV. EDWARD CASWALL: From the Latin
ADDITIONAL ACTS OF DEVOTION.
PRAYERS TO OUR LORD BEFORE RECEPTION.
For Healing Virtue. O LORD Jesu, Who didst heal the woman who touched the hem of Thy garment in the crowd, I would stretch out the hand of faith and touch Thee even now. Oh, let the healing virtue come forth and make me whole; for Thine own mercy's sake. Amen.
For the Sense of Christ's Presence. O LORD Jesu, Who wast known to the two disciples at Emmaus in the breaking of bread, have mercy upon me; open mine eyes that I may see; and make Thyself known to Thine unworthy servant in this breaking of bread. Hear me, O Jesu, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one GOD evermore. Amen.
Against the Besetting Sin.-O merciful Saviour, Who hast compassion on our weakness and didst pray for Thy disciple that his faith might not utterly fail; Have mercy upon me whom Thou knowest to be so often tempted to be , and give me Thy special grace
that this day I may be kept free from all. be very Help me, O LORD, that I fall not, or, if I fall, bring me back quickly to Thee and teach me to love Thee better for Thy tender mercies' sake. Amen.
COMMUNION WITH OUR LORD AFTER RECEPTION.
LIGHT of Light and GoD of GOD, Who didst bow Thy
holy heavens, and descend to earth for the salvation of the world, out of Thy love of man; extend Thine Almighty right hand, and send out Thy blessings on us all. Hallow our bodies and souls by this Sacrifice which we have received, and guide our steps into the paths of righteousness, that we may behave ourselves according to Thy will, and observe Thy commandments and do them all the days of our life, and come to a blessed end, and sing a ceaseless hymn with Thy saints to Thee, and Thy Father, and Thy Holy Spirit.
VE thank Thee, Loving Master, Benefactor of our
heavenly and immortal mysteries. Guide our path aright; establish us in Thy fear; watch over our life; make safe our goings.
T is finished and done, so far as in our power, Christ our GOD, the mystery of Thy dispensation. For we have held remembrance of Thy death, we have seen the figure of Thy resurrection, we have been filled with Thy endless life, we have enjoyed Thy uncloying dainties; which graciously vouchsafe all of us, in the world to come.
EHOLD, LORD, I now have Thee, Who hast all things; I possess Thee, who possessest all things and canst do all things. Therefore, O my GOD and my All, do Thou wean my heart from all other things beside Thee, for in them there is nothing but vanity and vexation of spirit. May my heart be fixed in Thee alone, may my rest be in Thee alone, for in Thee is my treasure-in Thee is the sovereign Truth, true happiness, and everlasting Life.
COMMUNION WITH THE FATHER AFTER RECEPTION.
LORD, I beseech Thee, let this most excellent Sacrifice which I have this day joined in pleading and presenting before Thee be accepted of Thee for the remission of my sins and those of the whole world. By It do Thou restore all the ruined places of my soul, and supply all my need. By It do Thou mortify in me whatever displeaseth Thee, and make me a man after Thine own heart. By It do Thou conform my whole spirit and soul and body unto the Spirit and Soul and Body of the holy manhood of Thy Son, and enlighten me wholly by the Light of His Perfect Godhead. By It vouchsafe that I may be established in Thee, may love Thee perfectly and perseveringly, and be closely united with Thee, being wholly transformed into His image to the glory of His Holy Name, which is called upon us. Through the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.
OOK, gracious Father, on the Face of Thine Anointed,
and forasmuch as this is Thy Beloved Son, in Whom Thou art evermore well pleased, Who now is most closely united unto me, I humbly entreat that Thou wouldest look upon me also with the eyes of Thy mercy. Under His guardianship and protection, under the shadow of His merits I appear before Thee, that as Thou lookest chiefly upon Him, Thou mayest also favorably look on me who belong unto Him as His servant for ever. Grant this for His sake. Amen.