O my God!
I firmly believe that Thou art one only God,
the Creator and Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth,
infinitely great and infinitely good:
I firmly believe that in Thee,
one only God,
there are three Divine Persons,
really distinct and equal in all things,
and the Son,
and the Holy Ghost:
I firmly believe that God the Son,
the second Person of the Most Holy Trinity,
that He was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
and was born of the Virgin Mary;
that He suffered and died on a cross
to redeem and save us;
that He arose the third day from the dead;
that He ascended into Heaven;
that He will come at the end
of the world to judge mankind:
that He will reward the good
with eternal happiness,
and condemn the wicked
to the everlasting pains of hell.
I believe these,
and all other articles
which the Holy Catholic Church
proposes to our belief,
because Thou, my God,
the infallible Truth,
hast revealed them;
and Thou hast commanded us
"to hear the Church",
which is "the Pillar and Ground of Truth."
In this Faith I am firmly resolved,
by Thy holy grace,
to live and die.
Govern by all Thy Wisdom, O Lord,
so that my soul may always be serving Thee as Thou dost Will,
and not as I may choose.
Do not punish me, I beseech Thee,
by granting that which I wish
or ask if it offended Thy Love,
which would always live in me.
Let me die to myself,
so that I may love Thee. ... continue reading
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