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sed body and blood of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, may obtain for us, at thy hands, mercy, and the remission of all our sins. Amen.
When the Priest turns to the people, and gives them the Blessing, making the signs of the Cross over them with his hand, make you also the sign of the Grass, and say,
He blessing of God Almighty
descend upon us and dwell in our hearts for ever. Amen.
Ss. John's Gospel.
N the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. This was in the beginning with God. All things were mada by him; and without him was made nothing that was made. In him was life, and life was the light of men ? and the light shines in darkness, and darkness has not comprehended it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John; he came for a testimony, to Kii give
give testimony of the light, that all might believe thro' him. He was not the light, but to give testimony of the light. It was the true light, which enlightens every one that comes into this world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But to as many as received him he gave power to be made the sons of God, to those that believe in his name. Who not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God are born. And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. And we have seen his glory; the glory, as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
R. Thanks be to God.
Prayers after Mass.
Render thee all possible praise, and
the favour I have this day received of . thy bounty, and of which many better deserving christians are deprived. Receive, O Lord, my unworthy prayers,
supply all my defeets, pardon all my distractions and indevotions, and grant, that by the strength and virtue of these divine mysteries, I may go on chearfully in the path of thy commandments, love, and service, amidst all the temptations, troubles, and dangers of my life's pilgrimage; till I shall one day happily arrive at thy heavenly kingdoin, where, with thy blessed angels and saints, I shall more clearly contemplate thee, more perfectly enjoy thee, and more understandingly celebrate thy infinite goodness and mercy, with uninterrupted canticles of eternal praise admiration, and gratitude. Amen.
Happy are they who dwell in thy house, O Lord; for ever and ever they will praise thee.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive honour, glory, and power,
Praise our Lord, for he is good, for his mercy is everlasting.
Who shall relate the wonders of our Lord? Who shall publish all his praises?
our Lord in
ces, praise him in the firmament of his strength,
Praise him for the mighty things he has done, praise him for his greatness » which has no bounds,
Praise him in the scund of trumpets, praise him on the psalter and harp. Praise him on timbrel and in choir praise him on strings and organs. Praise him on well sounding cymbals, praise him on cymbals of joy ; let every spirit praise our Lord,
66 N order to prepare yourself to make a good confession, endeavour in the first place to recommend
the matter earnestly to God; and for sonte days beforehand frequently and fervently beg his divine grace and as sistance; and this more especially, if you have for a long time lived in a habit of sin: in which case it is most proper to prepare yourself by a spiritual retreat of some days, during which time you may seriously enter into yourself, and perform the meditations (which we have transcribed above from Think well on't) or such like devotions, by which you may be sufficiently disposed for so great a work; which, otherwise, 'tis to be feared, might be ill done, by being done roo hastily.
**Examine your conscience with care and diligence, yet without too much anxiety and scrupulosity. Con sult the table of sins to help your memory; and reflect in particular on the places and companies you have been in, on your usual employments, on the duties of your calling, and how you have discharged them, &e. And in every sin, whether of commission or omission, strive to call to your remembrance the number of times you have been guilty. "When