O God, I beseech You,
watch over those exposed to the horror of war,
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,
fortify them against the contagion of bad example,
that being preserved from vice,
and serving You faithfully,
they may be ready to meet you face to face
when they are so called:
Inspire them with sorrow for sin,
and grant them pardon.
Mother of God!
Be with them on the battlefield during life
and at the hour of death,
and grant that they may live and die
in the grace
of thy Son.
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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