Prayer to the Holy Spirit... Page (8)
(A Pause for Examination of Conscience)


Psalm 51
Have mercy on me, O God, / in your goodness,
In your great tenderness wipe away my faults.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you alone, have I sinned,
And done what is evil in your sight.

So that you are justified in your sentence,
And blameless when you pass judgement.

Indeed, I was born guilty,
A sinner when my mother conceived me.

You desire truth in the inward being,
Therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean,
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And put a new and right spirit within me.

Do not cast me away from your presence,
And do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
And sustain in me a willing spirit.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
And sinners will return to you.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to
the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever
shall be the world without end. Amen.


Psalm 130
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice!

Let your ears be attentive,
To the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand?

But there is forgiveness with you,
So that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in his word I hope.

My soul waits for the Lord,
More than those who watch for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For, with the Lord there is steadfast love.

And with him is great power to redeem;
It is he who will redeem Israel from all its

Glory be to the Father ... As it was ...

Let us Pray: O God,/ Father of mercy and lover of souls,/ we beseech you,/ in your tender mercy,/ grant that those of our Congregation,/ our relatives and our benefactors/ who have departed from this life/ may,/ through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary/ and all the Saints,/ attain with them/ the joys of paradise/ through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(The Angelus follows)