I have in my possession an old prayerbook of my father's. Originally published in 1913, it was given to him as a first communion gift in the 20's. He carried it with him throughout the Second World War. I carried it with me for a while, but it is disintegrating. I was going to publish some of its prayers alongside modern counterparts from prayer books given to my daughters, but then decided the exercise was pointless. All of the very few readers of this blog already believe the older prayers are better, so writing posts illustrating that point seemed a waste of time. Instead, for this week I'll do a few that seem to have no counterpart in the modern prayer books I know.
Act of Resignation to the Divine Will
O Lord my God, I now, at this moment, readily and willingly accept at Thy hand whatever kind of death it may please Thee to send me, with all its pains, penalties and sorrows.