O most merciful Lord
by Thine agony and sweat of Blood,
by Thy precious death, deliver us,
we beseech Thee, from a sudden and unprovided death.
O most kind Lord
by Thy most sharp and ignominious scourging and crowning with thorns,
by Thy holy Cross and bitter Passion,
by Thy loving-kindness,
we humbly pray that Thou wouldst not suffer us
to die unprovided with Thy holy Sacraments.
O dearly beloved Lord
by all Thy labors and sorrows,
by Thy Precious Blood
and sacred Wounds,
by those Thy last words on the Cross:
"My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"
and those others:
"Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit,"
we most earnestly beseech Thee to deliver us from a sudden death.
Grant us, we pray, room for repentance;
grant us a happy passing in Thy grace,
that so we may be able to love Thee,
praise Thee and bless Thee forever.
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Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to You, Lord.
Before the tumult of activities breaks in;
before breakfast plates crash through my still sleepy mind;
for this last moment in my bed, thank you, Lord.
Let me hold Your promise of new life.
Keep me from slipping back
for I know that what ... continue reading
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