Family Prayers.

(To BE SAID IN COMMON.)

(Lay People make the sign of the cross on themselves.)

All. In the name of the + Father, and of the + Son, and of the + Holy Ghost. Amen.

The head of the family, or Leader. O Most Holy Trinity, our most gracious God and Father, our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, we praise, honor, and adore You, we bless You and give thanks to You for all the graces and benefits which we have this day received anew from Your divine bounty. Glory be God the Father, Who has created us. Glory be to God the Son Who has redeemed us. Glory be to God the Holy Ghost, Who has sanctified us.

All. Glory be to the most adorable Trinity, forever and ever.

Leader. O eternal God and Lord, we confess with shame and sorrow that we have grieved and offended You, our Supreme God, in thought, word, and deed, and sinned, O Most Holy, before You. For all this we are truly sorry, and from the bottom of our heares repent. O most compassionate Father, in reparation for our manifold sins, we offer You the love, fidelity, obedience, humility, purity, and all the pleasing virtues of Your only-begotten Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; we offer You His fervent prayers, His holy vigils, and His bitter passion and death. For the sake of these most holy merits, be gracious unto us, O God, and forgive us our sins.

All. Be gracious unto us, O God, and forgive us our sins.

Leader Under Your holy protection, O Lord, let us enjoy the rest which You have ordained for the refreshment of the body. Let Your holy angels defend us from all the powers of darkness and all the dangers of the night. Let Your holy light pour its rays into our souls, that we sleep not in eternal death, and let Your divine grace repel from us all evil.

All. In Your holy peace let us sleep and take our rest, O Lord our God.

Leader Have mercy, also, O Father of mercy, on all those with whom Divine Providence has united us here upon eareh, our relatives, benefactors, friends, and enemies; have mercy, also, upon all who are distressed and afflicted, upon all who are sick and about to die. O holy God, powerful God, immortal God, have mercy upon us in life and in death.

All. O God, have mercy upon all, living and dead.

Leader Holy Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, and you beloved angels and saints, supply through your intercession what is wanting in our prayers, and implore for us the assistance and protection of Almighty God.

All. Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Leader O Lord, grant to the souls of the faithful depareed eternal rest, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

All. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, I believe in God, etc.

 

EVENING BLESSING.

[CCC1669f]

 

The blessing of the Most Holy Trinity, the grace and mercy of the heavenly Father, the peace and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the virtue of His bitter passion and death, the protection and assistance of the Holy Ghost, be and remain with us now and forever, and guard and protect us and ours this night, and ever, from all evil of soul and body. In the name of the + Father, and of the + Son, and of the + Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

PRAYERS FOR A SICK PERSON.

 

Lord Jesus, he whom You love is sick. Let it not be a sickness to death, but to Your glory and to his sanctification. You have restored so many sick to health, so many dead to life, even so extend Your goodness to this sick person, and let him become well again. You are almighty and infinitely good. Speak but one word and he shall regain his health. But we know not always what is good for us; do You, therefore, what is pleasing to You. Only give to the sufferer patience, and to us true love for him, that with him we may, in this life, give thanks to You in Your temple for hearing our prayers, and, in the life to come, may praise You forever in heaven. Amen.


Goffine's Devout Instructions, Benziger Brothers (1896). pp. 533-35. Imprimatur, +Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York, 4/29/1896.

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