Lord, Thou hast blessed Thy land:
Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people:
Thou hast covered all their sins.
Thou hast mitigated all thy anger:
Thou best turned away from the wrath of thy indignation.
Convert us, O God our saviour:
and turn off Thine anger from us.
Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever:
or wilt Thou extend Thy wrath from generation to generation?
Thou wilt turn, O God, and bring us to life:
and Thy people shall rejoice in Thee.
Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy;
and grant us Thy salvation.
I will hear what the LordGodwill speak in me:
for He will speak peace unto his people.
And unto His saints:
and unto them that are converted to the heart.
Surely His salvation is near to them that fear Him:
that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth have met each other:
justice and peace have kissed.
Truth is sprung out of the earth:
and justice hath looked down from heaven.
For the Lordwill give goodness:
and our earth shall yield her fruit.
Justice shall walk before Him:
and shall set His steps in the way.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.
St. Gerard, who, like the Saviour,
loved children so tenderly
and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death,
listen to us who are pleading for our sick child.
We thank God for the great gift of our son/daughter
and ask Him to restore our child to health
if such be His holy will. ... continue reading
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