My Prayer Book by Fr. Lasance

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Originally published in 1908 by the Benziger Brothers, this book provides counsels and reflections on the pursuit of happiness, prayers and devotions for Holy Mass (the Tridentine liturgy), and throughout the day, and incentives for being generous and unselfish in the imitation of Christ.
By Fr. Lasance. 720 pages, Hardcover.

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My Prayer Book: Happiness In Goodness, Reflections, Prayers & Devotions

MY PRAYER-BOOK is more than a book of prayers and devotions; the subtitle, Happiness in Goodness, indicates that it is also a book of counsels and reflections on the pursuit of happiness, not only with a view to the eternal life, but also with regard to our present existence “in hac lacrimarum valle.” “All desire peace,” says “The Following of Christ,” “but all care not for those things which appertain to true peace.”

We may say the same thing with regard to happiness. All desire it, but many do not attain to it because they seek it where it can not be found. The one thing necessary to true and lasting happiness is the state of sanctifying grace – the love of God -union with God, in whom alone man’s heart can find rest. “Rejoice in the Lord, always!” Seek happiness in goodness, in virtue; in loving God above all things and in loving all things in God; in loving your neighbor; in doing good to others for the love of Jesus Christ – that is the key-note – the dominant note of this book.

His Holiness (Pope Pius XI) wishes that these volumes, which assuredly will promote the spiritual life, may receive an ever-increasing welcome in all the Christian families of your great country. (From letter to Faher Lasance written at the Pope’s direction, May 10, 1927.)

My Prayer Book Contents

Joy in the Lord. — Self-Conquest: Self-Control. — The Beatitudes 3.
Introduction 6
Table of Movable Feasts 36
Holy-Days of Obligation 37
Church Law of Abstinence and Fast 37

PART I — Reflections

1. — The Quest of Happiness: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God* with thy whole heart” 41
2. — Charity. The Greatest Thing in the World 42
3. — Fraternal Charity 44
4. — The Spectrum of Charity 46
5. — Be Indulgent 47
6. — Be of Good Cheer 48
7. — Don’t Worry 49
8. — One Little Secret of a Happy Life 51
9. — Abandonment 52
10. — Holy Indifference: Self-immolation 53
11. — The Saved and Lost 55
12. — Lord, Are There Few Saved ? 60
13. — Forgive Us Our Trespasses as We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us 61
14. — Kindness 62
15. — Thoughts from Father Faber on Kindness 65
16. — Seek the Things Above 72
17. — What Is It That Secures Happiness in a Home? 73
18. — The Power of a Smile 74
19. — A New Virtue 74
20. — Faith and Humor 76
21. — Peace Is Happiness 82
22. — Happiness in Suffering 84
23. — The Practice of Charity 88
24. — The Highest Pleasures 89
25. — Don’t Go to Heaven Alone I 89
26. — Let Us Go About Doing Good 89
27. — The Love of God 90
28. — Character 90
29. — A Young Man and His. Beads 90
30. — What Flowers Indicate 91
31. — Pictures in a Home 91
32. — Be at Peace 92
33. — Trust in God 92
34. — Be Affable Always 93
35. — Enthusiasm 93
36. — In the Home 94
37. — Promote Happiness in Your Homes 94
38. — A Sunshiny Disposition 95
39. — The Blessing of Pain and Grief 95
40. — The Path of Sorrow 96
41. — Job’s Comforters 96
42. — Peace 97
43. — Heart and Face 97
44. — Reading, a Molder of Character 98
45. — Faults of Those We Love 99
46. — Little Kindnesses 100
47. — The Power of Silence 100
48. — The Title of Our Lady 100
49. — The Gentle Saint 101
50. — St. Joseph, the Patron of Those Who Love the Sacred Heart of Jesus 103
51. — The Guardian Angels 103
52. — Exercise Your Charity in Behalf of the Poor Souls in Purgatory 104
53. — By Prayer and Almsdeeds 105
54. — It Is Sure to Come 105
55. — Keep Your Eye on Heaven. 106
56. — Use Your Gentlest Voice at Home 106
57. — Do It Now 107
58. — Frankness, Prudence, Simplicity 108
59. — By Trying We Learn 109
60. — For His Glory 110
61. — Guard of Chastity 110
62. — Holy Communion 111
63. — Christ in the Eucharist 114
64. — Salute Your Lord in the Blessed Sacrament 115
65. — What Mass Is 116
66. — Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament 117
67. — Visits to Jesus in the Tabernacle 120
68. — Daily Attendance at Mass 122
69. — Practical Suggestions for Fostering Devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament 124
70. — The Sacred Heart 127
71. — A Good Old Custom of the Servants of God 128
72. — The Habit of Prayer 129
73. — Morning Prayer 129
74. — Evening Prayer 130
75. — Mental Prayer 132
76. — Prayers for Meditation 139
77. — Vocal Prayer 141
78. — Ejaculatory Prayers 147
79. — The Apostleship of Prayer 148
80. — Continual Prayer 152
81. — Presence of God 154
82. — Happiness in Goodness 155
83. — Success 157
84. — Why Deny Myself ? — Worth While Now 159
85. — Sanctify the Day 162
86. — Sanctify the Week 163
87. — Sanctify the Month 164
88. — Gems of the Months 166
89. — Reflections on the Gems of the Months and Their Significance 167
90. — Self-Restraint 174
91. — A Good Scrap-Book 175
92. — Read the Lives of the Saints 175
93. — Be Careful in the Choice of Your Books and Magazines.. 176
94. — The Imitation of Christ 181
95. — Advantages of a Rule of Life 193
96. — A Rule of Life 195
97. — Death 201
98. — Heaven 202

PART II — Prayers and Devotions

Evening Prayer
Aspirations 207
Act of Adoration and Thanksgiving 207
Act of Faith 207
Act of Hope 207
Act of Love 208
Act of Supplication 208
Act of Contrition 208
Act of Consecration 208
Offering 208
Indulgenced Aspirations and Prayers 209
Morning Offering of the Apostleship of Prayer 211
Evening Prayer
Aspirations 212
Act of Adoration 212
Instructions for Examination of Conscience 212
Act of Contrition 212
Act of Love 213
Indulgenced Aspirations 213
The Memorare 213
Indulgenced Ejaculations 214
The De Profundis 215
Prayers During the Day
Before and After Meals 218
Act of Faiths 218
Act of Hope 219
Act of Love 219
The Angelus 220
The Regina Coeli 221
The Salve Regina 222
The Sub Tuum Presidium 223
The Lord’s Prayer 224
The Hail Mary. 224
The Apostles’ Creed 224
Prayer before Meditation, Study, or Spiritual Reading 225
Prayer to the Holy Ghost 225
Prayer after Meditation 226
The Anima Christi 227
The Suscipe 227
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Prayer Before a Crucifix 228
Indulgences for Reading the Holy Bible 228
Indulgence for Mental Prayer 229
St. Teresa’s Book-Mark 229
Prayer before any Good Work 229
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Mass the Sacrifice of the New Law 231
The Four Great Ends of Mass 231
Important Comment 233
Prayers at Holy Mass 235
Mass in Honor of the Passion of Our Lord and the Sorrows of Our Lady 274
The Ordinary of the Mass, with the Proper Parts from the Mass to Beg the Grace of a Happy Death 304
The Eucharistic Rosary, Suitable for Holy Mass and the Hour of Adoration 334
Devotions for Confession
Before Confession 344
Examination of Conscience 345
After the Examination 349
Considerations to Excite True Contrition 350
Act of Contrition 351
Thanksgiving after Confession 354
Devotions for Communion
Holy Mass on Communion Days 358
Indulgenced Prayer before a Crucifix 376
Pere Eymard on Holy Communion 377
Various Exercises for Communion 379
Short Acts, Prayers, and Reflections Before and After Communion 380
Litany for Holy Communion 391
Another Exercise of Devotion for Communion 395
Third Exercise of Devotion for Communion 424
Prayers after Communion 426
Act of Petition 432
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Prayers at Benediction 434
O Salutaris Hostia 435
Tantum Ergo Sacramcntum 436
At the Blessing 437
Act of Reparation for Profane Language 437
Te Deum Laudamus 438
The Stations of the Cross
Preparatory Prayer . 442
Prayers before and after Each Station 442
Stabat Mater (English and Latin) 455
Litanies
Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus 460
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 463
Litany of the Blessed Virgin 465
Litany of the Saints 468
Litany of the Blessed Sacrament 475
Litany of the Passion 478
Litany of St. Joseph 688
General Devotions
THE HOLY TRINITY: ONE GOD 483
Prayers at Beginning and End of Year 483
Canticle of the Seraphim 484
Prayer for Sunday to the Blessed Trinity 484
Aspiration 485
THE HOLY GHOST 486
Hymn to the Holy Ghost 486
Sequence of the Holy Ghost 487
Novena to the Holy Ghost 400
Prayer to the Holy Spirit for the Church 491
Short Indulgenced Prayer to the Holy Ghost 491
Prayer for the Feast of Pentecost 492
Offering to the Holy Ghost 493
OUR DIVINE LORD 494
Act of Adoration, Thanksgiving, Reparation, and Supplication 494
Prayer for a Visit to the Blessed’ Sacrament 495
Prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori for a Visit to the Blessed Sacrament 497
Pious Ejaculations 499
Act of Faith. 499
Act of Hope and Confidence in God 500
Act of Charity 502
Indulgenced Acts (Adoration and Thanksgiving) 502
Tantum Ergo 504
Act of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament 505
Morning Prayer to the Blessed Sacrament 507
Evening Prayer to the Blessed Sacrament 507
Petition for the Holy Souls in Purgatory 508
Spiritual Communion (St. Alphonsus Liguori) 509
Another Prayer for Spiritual Communion 510
Petitions 511
Prayer to the Eucharistic Jesus 512
Indulgenced Devotions to Blessed Sacrament 512
Indulgenced Chaplet of the Sacred Heart 513
Offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 516
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 517
Consecration and Reparation to Sacred Heart 518

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