TO IMPLORE PEACE.
The same Sovereign Pontiff Pius IX., by a decree of the S. Congr. of Indulgences of May 18 and Sept. 18,1848, grants –
i. The indulgence of 100 days, to all the faithful, every time that with contrite hearts they say the following Antiphon and Prayer to implore peace from God.
ii. The plenary indulgence to those who shall have said it once a day for a whole month; to be gained on the day when, having Confessed and Communicated, they shall visit a public church, and pray there for a time according to the mind of his Holiness.
Ant. Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris: quia non est alius qui pugnet pro nobis, nisi tu Deus noster.
V. Fiat pax in virtute tua,
R. Et abundantia in turribus tuis.
Deus, a quo sancta desideria, recta consilia, et justa sunt opera: da servis tuis illam, quam mundus dare non potest, pacem: ut et corda nostra mandatis tuis dedita, et hostium sublata formidine, tempora sint tua protectione tranquilla. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Ant. Give peace, O Lord, in our days; for there is none other to fight for us, but only Thou, our God.
V. Let peace be in Thy strength, O Lord,
R. And plenty in Thy strong places.
Let us pray.
O God, from whom proceed all holy desires, all right counsels and just works; grant unto us Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be devoted to Thy commands, and that, being delivered from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our time in peace under Thy protection. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.