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SUNDAY MORNING.

HAIL, sweet Jesus! Praise, and honour, and glory, be to Thee, O Christ, Son of the living God, God most High, who hast created me, and hast formed, my soul after Thine own divine image and likeness, and hast made me capable of everlasting happiness. Grant that I may serve Thee, my Lord, my God, and my Father, with a faithful heart, that I may fight against my sins with an holy hatred, and that all sinful passions and affections being destroyed within me, I may be renewed in innocence of life.

Hail, sweet Jesus! Praise, and honour, and glory, be to Thee, O Christ, who hast given me, for my use, the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are therein, and hast granted them for my service and comfort. Vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, that I may never abuse Thy creatures, but that all the works of Thy hands may tell me of Thy goodness, and may lead me to admire, to know, and love Thee.

Hail, sweet Jesus! Praise, and honour, and glory, be to Thee, O Christ, who, out of Thy affection for me, halt granted me to be 13born in the Catholick faith; and hast mercifully brought me up from the beginning of my life; and halt supplied me with food and other necessaries for the nourishment and support of my body. May my heart find no relish except in Thee. Mayest Thou alone possess my inmost soul. May I exceedingly hunger for Thee, the bread of heaven, and ardently thirst for Thee, the fountain of life, so that, this life’s exile ended, I may deserve to be satisfied with the joys of Thy perfection.

Hail, sweet Jesus! praise, and honour, and glory, be to Thee, O Christ, who, up to this time, heat preserved and delivered me from countless dangers of soul and body, and even when I abused Thy gifts, hast not deserted me. Illuminate my heart, I beseech Thee, with the brightness of Thy grace: that, truly perceiving Thy goodness to me, and my own ingratitude towards Thee, I may bewail myself, may be hateful in my own sight, but may please Thee, my Creator, and only Redeemer, in all things.

Hail, sweet Jesus! praise, and honour, and glory, be to Thee, O Christ, who, when I lay immersed in most loathsome vices, and was leading a most ungodly life, didst, in Thy 14longsuffering, bear with me so long a time, and didst bring me to repentance. Grant, that by acceptable contrition and holy works, I may expiate the stains of my past sins, and that henceforth I may lead a life of purity, and love Thee above all things with most burning love.

Hail, sweet Jesus! praise, and honour, and glory, be to Thee, O Christ, who, when I was on the brink of the precipice, and just within the very jaws of hell, didst not suffer me to perish, but didst recall me, though deaf, and endeavouring to fly from Thee, to the way of salvation. Grant, that henceforth I may follow after Thee with humble devotion, may, with a joyful heart, correspond to Thy holy inspirations, may, from my heart, bid farewell to all things visible, and may cleave inseparably to Thee alone.

Hail, sweet Jesus! praise, and honour, and glory, be to Thee, O Christ, who hast always thus directed me, the vilest of sinners, hast protected me, hast looked upon me with the eyes of Thy mercy, and dost still so fondly support and cherish me with Thy goodness, notwithstanding my daily transgressions, as if forgetful of all others, Thou caredst for me alone. Grant that I also may love Thee 15most ardently, may leave all transitory things for Thy sake, may think on Thee alone, and may, with a ready mind, and in all places, follow and perform Thy holy will. Amen.

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