O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine indignation,
nor chastise me in Thy wrath.
Have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I am weak; heal me, O Lord,
for my bones are troubled.
And my soul
is troubled exceedingly:
but Thou, O Lord, how long?
Turn to me, O Lord,
and deliver my soul:
O save me for Thy mercy's sake.
For there is no one in death,
that is mindful of Thee:
and who shall confess to Thee in hell?
I have laboured in my groanings,
every night I will
wash my bed:
water my couch with my tears.
My eye is troubled through indignation:
I have grown old amongst all my enemies.
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity:
for the Lord
hath heard the voice of my weeping.
hath heard my supplication:
hath received my prayer.
Let all my enemies be ashamed,
and be very much troubled:
let them be turned back,
and be ashamed very speedily.
Glory be the the Father...
By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
St. Theresa of Avila on holy water: "From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy ... continue reading
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