Thursday, February 21, 2008

Death At One's Elbow

Ttony posted on death recently. I thought this was appropriate:


Remember, Christian soul, that thou hast this day a duty:
God to Glorify,
Eternity to Prepare for,
Jesus to Imitate,
The Angels and Saints to invoke;
Your Soul to Save,
Your Body to Mortify,
Sins to Expiate,
Virtues to Acquire,
Hell to avoid, Heaven to Gain,
Time to Profit by,
Your neighbors to Edify,
The World to Despise,
Devils to Combat,
Passions to Subdue,
Death Perhaps to Encounter,
and Judgment to Undergo.


I found it my father's old prayer book: The Treasury of The Sacred Heart (1928 - he was born in 1921 so I presume it was given to him for his First Holy Communion)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Beautiful!

4:28 PM  
Blogger MaggieClitheroe said...

A lovely prayer, I've put it on my blog.

12:53 PM  

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