O my Redeemer, will
that dreadful time
ever come, when but few Christians shall be left who are inspired by the spirit
of faith, that time
when Thine anger
shall be provoked and Thy protection shall be take away from us? Have our vices and our evil
lives irrevocably moved Thy justice
to take vengeance, perhaps this very day, upon Thy children? O Thou, the beginning and end of our faith, we conjure Thee, in the bitterness of our contrite and humbled hearts, not to suffer the fair light of faith
to be extinguished in us. Remember Thy mercies of old, turn Thine eyes in mercy upon the vineyard planted by Thine own right
hand, and watered by the sweat of the Apostles, by the precious blood
of countless Martyrs and by the tears of so many sincere penitents, and made fruitful by the prayers
of so many Confessors
and innocent Virgins. O divine Mediator, look upon those zealous souls who raise their hearts to Thee and pray ceaselessly for the maintenance of that most precious gift of Thine, the true faith. We beseech Thee, O God
of justice, to hold back the decree
of our rejection, and to turn away Thine eyes from our vices and regard instead the adorable Blood shed upon the Cross, which purchased our salvation
and daily intercedes for us upon our altars. Ah, keep us safe in the true Catholic
and Roman faith. Let sickness afflict us, vexations waste us, misfortunes overwhelm us! But preserve in us Thy holy faith; for if we are rich with this precious gift, we shall gladly endure every sorrow, and nothing shall ever be able to change our happiness. On the other hand, without this great treasure of faith, our unhappiness would be unspeakable and without limit! O good
Jesus, author of our faith, preserve it untainted within us; keep us safe in the bark of Peter, faithful and obedient to his successor and Thy Vicar
here on earth, that so the unity
of Holy Church may be maintained, holiness
fostered, the Holy See
protected in freedom, and the Church universal extended to the benefit of souls. O Jesus, author of our faith, humble and convert the enemies of Thy Church; grant true peace and concord to all Christian kings
and princes and to all believers; strengthen and preserve us in Thy holy service, so that we may live in Thee and die in Thee. O Jesus, author of our faith, let me live for Thee and die for Thee. Amen.
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