Out of the depths I have cried to Thee O Lord!
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord!
wilt mark iniquities;
Lord, who shall stand it?
For with Thee there is mercy:
and by reason of Thy law I have waited on Thee, O Lord!
My soul hath relied on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even until night:
let Israel hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord there is mercy;
and with Him plentiful Redemption.
And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord!
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
V. Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
Bless, O my God! the repose I am about to take, that,
renewing my strength, I may be better enabled to serve Thee.
Pour down Thy blessings, O Lord!
on my parents, relations, friends, and enemies.
Protect the Pope, our Bishop,
and all the Pastors of Thy holy Church.
Assist the poor and hte afflicted,
and those who are now in their last agony.
Look with an eye of pity on the suffering souls in purgatory,
particularly N... N...;
put an end to their torments,
and lead them forth into everlasting joy.
O God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of such great perils, that, by reason of the weakness of our nature, we cannot stand upright, grant us such health of mind and body, that those evils which we suffer for our sins we may overcome through Thine assistance. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. continue reading
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