A PRAYER OF ST EDMUND

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Into Thy hands, O Lord,

and into the hands of Thy holy Angels,

I commit and entrust this day my soul,

my relations, my benefactors,

my friends and enemies,

and all Thy Catholic people.

Keep us, O Lord, through the day,

by the merits and intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary

and of all Thy Saints,

from all vicious and unruly desires,

from all sins and temptations of the devil,

and from sudden and unprovided death and the pains of hell.

Illuminate my heart with the grace of Thy Holy Spirit;

grant that I may ever be obedient to Thy commandments;

suffer me not to be separated from Thee, O God,

who livest and reignest with God the Father

and the same Holy Spirit

for ever and ever.


Amen.