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Here call to mind the chief sins of your life past, and make resolutions against the temptations and dangerous occasions you may perhaps meet with in the day.

An Act of Contrition with good Resolutions.

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to lived! How little have I done for thee! I am heartily sorry I have spent and lost that time in offending thee, which thy infinite goodness gave me to be employed in thy service, in advancing the good of my soul, and in purchasing everlasting life: I detest all the sins I have committed against thy divine Majesty! I am sorry that I have offended thee, because thou art infinitely good, and sin is infinitely displeasing to thee: I love thee with my whole heart and soul, and I firmly purpose, by the help of thy grace, to serve thee more faithfully for the future. Receive, I beseech thee, the remainder of my life; I renew my pro mises made in Baptism; I renounce the devil, his works, and all bis pomps; I

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now begin and will endeavour to spend this day according to thy holy will, both as to the nature and circumstances of my actions, performing them so as they may be pleasing to thee. I will take particular care to avoid the failings I am so apt to commit, and to exercise the virtues which are most agreeable to my state and employment.

An Oblation.

Offer to thee, O my God! the life
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with them these my affections and re-
solutions, my thoughts, words, deeds,
and sufferings of this day, and of a!1
my life, in honour of thy adorable
Majesty in thanksgiving for all thy
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benefits, in satisfaction for my sins, and
to obtain the assistance of thy grace :
that persevering to the end in doing
thy holy will, I may love and enjoy
thee for ever in thy glory.

A Petition.

Hou knowest, O God! how

good: Leave me not to myself,

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take me into thy protection, and give me grace faithfully to comply with these holy resolutions. Enlighten my understanding with a lively faith, raise up my will to a firm hope, and en. flame it with an ardent charity.

Strengthen my weakness, and cure the corruption of my heart; grant that overcoming my enemies, both visible and invisible, I may make good use of thy grace and vouchsafe to add to these blessings the inestimable gift of final

perseverance.

V. To thee, O Lord, I have lifted up my voice.

R. And early in the morning my prayer shall come before thee.

V. Let my mouth be ever filled with thy praises.

R. That I may publish thy glory, and all the day thy greatness.

V. Turn away thy face, O Lord! from my sins.

R. And blot out all my iniquities. V. Create in me a clean heart God !

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R. And renew a right Spirit in me.
V. Cast me not out of thy Sight.
R. Nor take thy holy Spirit from

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V. Restore me to the joy of thy say◄ ing mercy.

R. And strengthen me with thy sovereign Spirit.

V. Our succour is in the name of our Lord.

R. Who hath made both heaven and earth.

V. Vouchsafe, O Lord! this day.
R. To preserve us from all sin.
y. Have mercy on us, O Lord!
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Let thy mercy,

poured upon us.

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R. According to the hopes we have

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V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. Let my supplication come

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Let us pray.

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Lmighty Lord and God, who hast brought us to the beginning of this day, let thy powerful grace so conduct us through it, that we may not fall into any sins, but that all our thoughts, words, and actions may be regulated according to the rules of thy heavenly justice, and tend to the ob

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servance of thy holy law: Through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Let us pray.

Ord, God, and King of heaven and earth, vouchsafe this day to rule and sanctify, to direct and govern our souls and bodies, our senses, words, and actions in a conformity to thy law, and in a strict obedience to thy com. mands; that by the help of thy grace, O Saviour of the world! we may be fenced and freed from all evils, both now and for ever. Amen.

Let us pray.

God, who out of thy unspeakable providence, art pleased to appoint thy holy' angels for our guardians, give ear to the supplications which we make for a continuance of their protection, and that we may added to their joyful number for all eternity. Amen.

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May the blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and all the Saints, be our Intercessors with the Lord, that we may

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