05 June 2016

A Prayer of Saint Edmund


O Lord, into Thy hands
and into the hands of Thine holy angels,
I commit and entrust this day my soul,
my relatives, benefactors, 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;
keep us from all vicious and unruly desires,
from all sins and temptations of the devil,
from a sudden unprepared death,
and the pains of hell.

Illumine my heart with the grace of Thy Holy Ghost.
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 Ghost. Amen.

Saint Edmund, pray for us to the Lord.