School: Stackallen (roll number 1309)

Location:
Stackallan, Co. Meath
Teacher:
P.T. Mac Gabhann

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0714, Page 133

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Here is a prayer which my mother told me. It is said when going to bed.
As I lie on my bed to sleep. I give my soul to God to keep. If any evil thing happens me the Blessed Virgin waken me. There are four corners round my bed; there are four angels over spread. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, God bless this bed that I lie on. And if I die before I wake the Lord in heaven give my soul to God to keep. O mercyful Jesus have mercy on me, my soul and my body resign unto thee. O Jesus of Madrid the king of the Jews, Save us from a sudden and an unprepared death. Amen.

Collector
Philomena Tighe
Gender
female
Address
Rochestown, Co. Meath
Language
English

This is a prayer that is said when people bless themselves with holy water:-
God wash me clean and help me to keep the graces Thou hast given me through the water of Baptism.