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Blood, foreshowing how He would pay the whole price in His Passion, in which He would shed all His Blood for us.
O Blessed SAVIOUR, the fountain of Thy Blood is also a fountain of living water of grace to us, whereat all who thirst may drink and be refreshed. Let my soul praise Thee for the love which furnished forth this precious fountain at so great a cost of agony, yea, even death itself. O my soul, wilt thou not labour for thine own salvation, seeing what thy Saviour has done for it Himself? If it cost Him His Blood, is it much that it should cost thee labour and toil, suffering and tears ? Behold me, O LORD: I would be ready to hear whatsoever Thou wilt, only let the healing of that Thy outpoured Blood be mine. Amen.
Ó Eternal FATHER, we pray Thee, be mindful of Thy congregation; behold, O LORD, and visit this Thy vine, and perfect that which Thy Right Hand hath planted. Have mercy upon Thy. Church, the Bride for whom Thine only-begotten Son did vouchsafe to shed His most precious Blood. So fill her, we beseech. Thee, with the beauty of holiness, the riches of grace, and the fulness of Thine inheritance, that she may shine forth worthy of her Divine Master and Spouse, and of the great price of her redemption. Look mercifully upon all
her children, and gather all nations into their number, that all mankind may acknowledge with living faith Thee, the FATHER, and JESUS CHRIST Whom Thou hast sent, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one GOD: that all may call upon Thee with steadfast hope, and embrace Thee with perfect charity. Amen.
Jesus, grant me grace to call for help to Thee.
Jesus, grant me grace in every hour of all need to call fervently upon Thy holy Name.
Whom have I to call upon save Thee, O my JESUS, Thou Who hast Thyself said, Call upon Me in the day of trouble, and I will hear thee?
Thou art my sure Rock of defence against every enemy; Thou art my ever-present Grace, able to give me all strength to fight and conquer.
In all sufferings, therefore, in all weakness and temptations, I will confidently call upon Thee. Hear me, 0 Blessed JESUS, and when Thou hearest, have mercy.
Elave mercy upon me, and upon all sinners.
Jesus, grant me grace to call for help to Thee.
Our FATHER, &c.
PSALM CXIII. Laudate, pieri. Praise the LORD, ye servants : 0 praise the Name of the LORD.
Blessed be the Name of the LORD : from this time forth for evermore.
The LORD's Name is praised : from the rising up of the sun, unto the going down of the same.
The LORD is high above all heathen : and His glory above the heavens. Glory be to the FATHER, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.
FRIDAYS IN EPIPHANY.
“No man can say that Jesus is the LORD, but by the Holy Ghost."-1 Cor. xii. 3.
None can rightly meditate on, or duly love the Holy Name of JESUS, unless he be guided and enlightened thereto by the HOLY SPIRIT; therefore must I continually ask of Him help to know the greatness of that Name, and ever to hold it in my heart of hearts.
By His guiding light I see that the Name
of Jesus is the sum of all His perfections as GOD; and of all His graces and virtues as man; and of all the offices that He does to man as GoD and Man. Jesus—GOD, therefore He is infinitely Good, holy, Omnipotent, and merciful; and is made unto us“Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification, and Redemption.” JESUS—Man, therefore He is Mild, Humble, Charitable, Patient, Powerful, Holy, and "of His fulness have all we received,” and thereby hope we for salvation. Moreover, as JESUS, He is our Master, our Physician, our Father, our Judge, our Pastor, our Protector, and our Advocate. So that in Jesus alone we have all things, and therefore I say unto Him, “My LORD and my God, my All.”
O JESUS, mine own LORD, if I be sick, Thou art my health ; if hungry, Thou art my fulness; if I be poor, Thou art my riches; if weak, Thou art my strength; if I be ignorant, Thou art my wisdom ; if I be a sinner, Thou art my atonement, my sanctification, and redemption. O my JEsus, my All, grant that I may love Thee above all things, and that in 'Thee only I may seek my repose and perfect rest; for in Thee only is all that I can desire ; with Thee is the fulness of joy; Thou only art my hope and my life ; to Whom be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
O Blessed SAVIOUR, Who hast_given Thy Blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee write Thy adorable Name on my heart; so that being always written there by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, invoking it in all my need. If I am tempted, may Thy Name give me strength to resist; if I am depressed, may Thy Name kindle anew my hope; if I am in sorrow, may Thy Name be my loving comfort; if I grow cold and slack, may Thy Name kindle me anew, reminding me of all Thy love. Henceforth be Thy Name my defence, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation, my only love. Thus would I live, and thus would I die, with thy Blessed Name ever in my heart and on my lips.
JEsus, grant me grace to remember my death.
JESUS, grant me grace always to remember my death, and the great account I then must render; that so continually resting in Thee, my soul may depart out of this world protected by Thy grace.
Jesus, through the power of Thy holy Name, defend me in my last hour from all my enemies, and send Thy holy Angels to help me.
JESUS, remember Thy mercy, and in the hour of need be Thou my strength.
Let the remembrance of Thy death make