O risen Lord,
Your body was part of Your power,
rather than You a part in its weakness.
For this reason
You could not but rise again,
if You were to die,
because Your body,
once taken by You,
never was or could be separated from You
even in the grave.
I keep Your most Holy Body before me
as the pledge of my own resurrection.
Though I die,
as I certainly shall die,
it only means that my life
for I shall rise again.
Teach me so to live as one who believes
the great dignity and sanctity
of the material frame
in which I am lodged.
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O God, I beseech You,
watch over those exposed to the horror of war,
and the spiritual dangers of a soldier's or sailor's life.
Give them such a strong faith
that no human respect may ever lead them to deny it,
nor fear ever to practice it.
By Your grace, O God,
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