School: Bullach

Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Máire Ní Fhlannagáin

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Collection of Prayers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0244, Page 061

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My grandmother gave me this prayer. She used always say it. The name of the prayer was prayer against the loss of time. "O my Lord Jesus, I will use time. It will be too late to pray when life is over. There is no prayer in the grave, there is no meriting in purgatory. Low as I am in thy all Holy sight, I am strong in thee, strong through thy Immaculate Mother, through thy Saints, and thus I can do much for the church, for the world, for all I love. Let me bring everything before thee asking thy leave for everything I purpose. Thy blessing on everything I do. As the dial speaks of the sun so will I be ruled by thee alone. If thou will take me and rule me. Be it so my Lord, Jesus, I give myself wholly to thee." At home we always say these aspirations. When awakening in the morning I say, "God be thankful for having kept me safe through this night." When getting up I say, "O Mary my Mother guide and protect me through this day." When starting I say "God almighty direct me to the best this day." When going on

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Freda Higgins
Tully, Co. Roscommon