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NOTE: to be said while putting
on and taking off VestmentsAt Washing the Hands
CLEANSE my hands, O Lord, from all stain, that, pure in mind
and body, I may be worthy to serve Thee.
While putting on the Amice
PLACE, O Lord, the helmet of Salvation upon my head to repel
the assaults of the Devil.
While putting on the Alb
CLEANSE me, O Lord, and purify my heart, that, being made
white in the Blood of the Lamb, I may attain everlasting joy.
While putting on the Girdle
GIRD me, O Lord, with the girdle of purity and quench in me
the fire of concupiscence, that the grace of temperance and chastity
may abide in me. While putting on the Maniple
GRANT me, O Lord, to bear the light burden of grief and sorrow,
that I may with gladness take the reward of my labor.
While putting on the Stole
GIVE me again, O Lord, the stole of immortality, which I lost
by the transgression of my first parents, and although I am unworthy
to come unto Thy Holy Sacrament, grant that I may attain everlasting
While putting on the Chasuble
LORD, who hast said, My yoke is easy, and My burden is light,
grant that I may so bear it, as to attain Thy grace. Amen.
While putting on the Dalmatic, or Tunicle
LORD, clothe me with the garment of Salvation, and cover me
with the robe of righteousness. Prayers while removing the
I GIVE Thee thanks, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting
God, who, for no merits of my own, but only out of the condescension
of Thy mercy, hast vouchsafed to feed me, a sinner, Thy unworthy
servant, with the precious Body and Blood of Thy Son our Lord
AND I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring guilt upon
me to condemnation, but may intercede for me to my pardon and
LET it be to me an armor of faith, and a shield of good purpose.
LET it be to me a riddance of all vices, an extermination
of all evil desires and lusts; an increase of love and patience,
of humility and obedience, and all virtues.
LET it be to me a firm defense against the wiles of my enemies,
visible and invisible; a perfect quieting of all my impulses,
fleshly and spiritual; a firm adherence to Thee, the One true
God; and a blessed consummation of my end.
AND I pray Thee, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring me,
a sinner, to that unspeakable Feast, where Thou, with Thy Son
and the Holy Ghost, art to Thy Saints true light, full satisfaction,
everlasting joy, complete delight, and perfect happiness. Through
the same Christ our Lord. Amen.