Lord, Thou hast blessed Thy land:
Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people:
Thou hast covered all their sins.
Thou hast mitigated all thy anger:
Thou best turned away from the wrath of thy indignation.
Convert us, O God
and turn off Thine anger
Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever:
or wilt Thou extend Thy wrath from generation
Thou wilt turn, O God, and bring us to life:
and Thy people shall rejoice in Thee.
Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy;
and grant us Thy salvation.
hear what the Lord God will
speak in me:
for He will
speak peace unto his people.
And unto His saints:
and unto them that are converted to the heart.
Surely His salvation
is near to them that fear Him:
may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth
have met each other:
justice and peace have kissed.
Truth is sprung out of the earth:
hath looked down from heaven.
For the Lord will
and our earth shall yield her fruit.
Justice shall walk before Him:
and shall set His steps in the way.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.
By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
St. Theresa of Avila on holy water: "From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy ... continue reading
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