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thou pleased to love me with the love of a father, and a brother, and a husband, and a lord; and make me to serve thee in the communion of saints, in receiving the sacrament, in the practice of all holy virtues, in the imitation of thy life, and conformity to thy sufferings; that I, having now put on the Lord Jesus, may marry his loves and his enmities, may desire his glory, and may obey his laws, and be united to his Spirit, and in the day of the Lord I may be found having on the wedding-garment, and bearing in my body and soul the marks of the Lord Jesus, that I may enter into the joy of my Lord, and partake of his glories for ever and ever. Amen.
Ejaculations to be used any time that day, after the solemnity is ended.
Lord, if I had lived innocently, I could not have deserved to receive the crumbs, that fall from thy table. How great is thy mercy, who hast feasted me with the bread of virgins, with the wine of angels, with manna from heaven!
O when shall I pass from this dark glass, from this veil of sacraments, to the vision of thy eternal clarity; from eating thy body, to beholding thy face in thy eternal kingdom?
Let not my sins crucify the Lord of life again: let it never be said concerning me, "The hand of him that betrayeth me, is with me on the table."
O that I might love thee as well as ever any creature loved thee! Let me think nothing but thee, desire nothing but thee, enjoy nothing but thee.
O Jesus, be a Jesus unto me. me. Let nothing ever please me, and thy miraculous sweetness.
Blessed be the mercies of our Lord, who of God is made unto me wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
"He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." Amen.
Thou art all things unto but what savours of thee
THE END OF HOLY LIVING.
THE RULES AND EXERCISES
Accidents, duty of contentedness under,
Adoration, act of, 40.
Alms, different kinds of, 232-234; rules
Anger, remedies against by way of exer-
Books (spiritual), advice concerning the
Buyers, duties of, 262–265.
Carbery, (Lord) dedication to, i-x.
Charity, or the love of God, nature of,
Christmas, prayer for, 295, 296.
Clergy, prayer for, 43.
it, 310-313; effects and benefits of worthy communicating, 273, 274; special form of devotion for, 298-302. Love of God, nature of, 193; acts of, 194-308; acts of, by way of prayer and ejaculation, 275, 276; measures and rules of, 396; helps to increase it by way of exercise, 197-199; two states of, 199, 200; prayer for, 274. Love to our neighbour. See Alms.
Magistrates, prayer of, for the people,
Married persons, prayer for, 141; rules for, 159, 160.
Martyrs, prayer for the anniversary days of, 297.
Masters of families, rules for, 160, 161;
Matrimonial chastity, rules for, 79-82.
Negotiation, or civil contracts, defined, 161; rules and measures of justice in bargaining, 162–165.
Obedience to our superiors, 145; acts and
People, prayer for, by kings or magi
Patience, prayer for, 143.
Pestilence or plague, prayer in time of, 305.
Physicians, duty of, 164.
Pleasure, sensual, 57; how to be viewed, 59.
Pleasure, spiritual, 58.
Poverty, motives to contentedness under, 126-131; advantages of, 254. Prayer, duty of, 217; motives to, 218; rules for the practice of, 219-225; remedies against wandering thoughts in, 226-228; signs of tediousness of spirit in, 228; remedies against it, 229 -232.
Prayers for grace to spend our time well, 39; in the morning, as soon as dressed, ib.; for the church, king, and clergy, 42, 43; for various persons, social and relative, 43; all in misery, 44; general for the morning, 44-50; for the evening, 50-54; for the several graces and parts of Christian sobriety, 139143; various, in relation to the obligations and offices of justice, 172-178; for faith, hope, and charity, 274; to be said in affliction, 276 ; in time of sickness and sorrow, or danger of death, 277—— 283; before a journey, 284; before reading or hearing the word of God, ib.; for days of humiliation, 285287; for the Lord's day, and great festivals of Christians, 287-292; for our birth-day, 296; for saints' days, 297; for passion-week and sacramental days, 298-302; for all estates of people in the Christian church, 302-307. Presence of God, explained, 30-33; importance of cherishing a sense of, 34; rules for exercising this consideration, 34-37; benefits of this exercise, 37
-39; prayer, with reference to the Divine presence, 55.
Pride, arguments against, 86-88; effects of, to be frequently meditated on, 95, 96.
Prince, prayer for, 303.
Purity of intention, excellence of, 22— 24; rules for, 24-26; signs of, 2730; prayer for, 55.
Parents, duties of, to their children, 157
Reading the Scriptures, duty of, 203,
Passion week, form of prayer for, 298- Religion, nature of, 179; internal actions
of, 177; external actions of, 202, 203; mixed actions of, 207. Repentance, nature of, 255, 256; acts and parts of, 257-263; motives to, 263 —265; an act of, 41.