Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee,
that while we lament the departure of Thy servant,
we may always remember that
we are most certainly to follow him.
Give us grace
to prepare for the last hour
by a good
and holy life,
that we may not be taken unprepared by sudden death,
but may be ever on the watch, that,
when Thou shalt call,
we may go forth to meet the Bridegroom,
and enter with Him into glory
Through the same Jesus Christ
O most wise and merciful Lord,
Who hast ordained this life
as a passage to the future,
confining our repentance to the time
of our pilgrimage here,
and reserving for hereafter the state of punishment and reward;
vouchsafee to us who are yet alive,
and have still the opportunity to reconciliation
so to watch over all our actions,
and to correct every slightest wandering
from the true way of heaven,
that we may not be surprised with our sins uncancelled,
or our duties unfulfilled;
but when our bodies shall go down in the grave,
our souls may ascend to Thee,
and dwell with Thee forever
in the mansions of eternal bliss.
Through Jesus Christ
and only Saviour.
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O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because of your just punishment, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. continue reading
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