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we beseech thee, give us that due mon supplications unto thee; and sense of all thy mercies, that our dost promise that when two or hearts may be unfeignedly thank-three are gathered together in ful, and that we may show forth thy name, thou wilt grant their thy praise, not only with our lips, requests ; fulfil now, 6 Lord, the but in our lives; by giving up desires and petitions of thy serourselves to thy service, and by vants, as may be most expedient walking before thee in holiness for them; granting us in this and righteousness all our days, world knowledge of thy truth, through Jesus Christ our Lord ; and in the world to come life to whom, with thee and the Holy everlasting. Anen. Ghost, be all honour and glory,

2 Cor. xiii. 14. world without end. Amen. THE grace of our Lord Jesus I A Prayer of St. Chrysostom,

Christ, and the love of God, ALMIGHTY God, who hast and the fellowship of the Holy

given us grace at this time, Ghost, be with us all evermore. with one accord to make our com- Amen.

Here endeth the order of Morning Prayer.

THE ORDER FOR DAILY
EVENING PRAYER

T The Minister shall begin the Evening Prayer, by reading one or more of the fola

lowing Sentences of Scripture. THE Lord is in his holy tem- which is lawful and right, he shall

ple; let all the earth keep save his soul alive. Esek. xviii. 27. silence before him. Hab. ii. 20. I acknowledge my transgres

From the rising of the sun even sions; and my sin is ever before unto the going down of the same, me. · Psal. 11. 3. my name shall be great among Hide thy face from my sins; the Gentiles; and in every place and blot out all mine iniquities. incense shall be offered unto my Psal. li. 9. name, and a pure offering: for The sacrifices of God are a my name shall be great among hroken spirit; a broken and a the heathen, saith the Lord of contrite lieari, o God, thou wilt hosts. Mal. i. 11.

not despise. Psal. li. 17. Let the words of my mouth, Rend your heart and not your and the meditation of my heart, garments, and turn unto the Lord be alway acceptable in thy sight, you God; for he is gracious and O Lord, my strength and iny Re- merciful, slow to anger, and of deemer. Psal. xix. 14. great kindness, and repenteth

When the wicked man turneth bim of the evil. Joel, ii. 13. away from his wickedness that To the Lord our God belong Tipe hath committed, and doeth that/mercies and forgivenesses, though

we have rebelled against him; received at bis hands, to set forth neither have we obeyed the voice his most worthy praise, to hear of the Lord our God, to walk in his most holy word, and to ask his laws which he set before us. those things which are requisite Dan. ix. 9, 10.

and necessary, as well for the O Lord, correct me, but with body as the soul. Wherefore, I judgment; not in thine anger, pray and beseech you, as many lest tbou bring me to nothing. as are here present, to accomJer. s. 24. Psal. vi. 1.

pany me, with a pure heart and Repent ye; for the kingdom of humble voice, unto the throne of heaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2. the heavenly grace, saying

I will arise, and go to my father, " A general Confession, to be said by the and will say unto him; Father, whole Congregation after the Minister, I have sinned against heaven, and

all kneeling: before thee, and am no more ALMIGHTY and most merciful worthy to be called thy son. St.

Father; We have erred and Luke, xv. 18, 19.

strayed from thy ways like lost Enter not into judgment with sheep. We have followed too thy servant, O Lord; for in thy much the devices and desires of sight shall no man living be jus- fended against thy holy laws. We

our own hearts. We have of. tified. Psal. cxliii. 2. If we say that we have no sin, which we ought to have done;

have left undone those things we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we con, which we ought not to have done:

And we have done those things fess our sins, God is faithful and

And there is no health in us. But just to forgive us our sins, and to

thou, O Lord, have mercy upon cleanse us from all unrighteous. 1 St. John, i. 8, 9.

us, miserable offenders. Spare ? Then the Minister shall say,

thou those, O God, who confess DEARLY beloved brethren, their faults. Restore thou those

the Scripture moveth us in who are penitent; According to sundry places, to acknowledge thy promises declared unto manand confess our manifold sins and kind, in Christ Jesus our Lord, wickedness, and that we should And grant, О most mérciful Fa. not dissemble nor cloak them be- ther, for his sake; That we may fore the face of Almighty God, hercaster live a godly, righteous, our heavenly Father, but confess and sober life; To the glory of them with an bumble, lowly, pe-thy holy name. Amen. nitent, and obedient heart; to ihel The Declaration of Absolution, or Re. end that we may obtain forgive

mission of Sins; to be made by the

Pricst alonc, standing ; the People still ness of the same by his infinite kneeling. goodness and mercy. And al- ALMIGHTY God, the Father though we ought, at all times, of our Lord Jesus Christ, humbly to acknowledge our sins who desireth not the death of a before God; yet ought we chiefly sinner, but rather that he may so to do, when we assemble and turn from his wickedness and live, meet together, to render thanks hath given power and commandfor the great benefits that we have ment to his ministers to declare

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and pronounce to his people, be-l. Ans. And our mouth shall show ing penitent, the Absolution and forth thy praise. Remission of their sins. He par- 1 Here, all standing up, the Minister dopeth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeigned Glory be to the Father, and to ly believe his holy Gospel. Where the Son, and to the Holy Ghost ; fore, let us beseech him to grant Ans. As it was in the beginus true repentance, and his Holy ning, is now, and ever shall be, Spirit; that those things may world without end please him which we do at this Min. Praise ye tne Lord. present, and that the rest of our Ans. The Lord's name be life hereafter may be pure and praised. holy; so that at the last we may 1 Then shall follow a Portion of the come to his eternal joy, through Psalms, as they are appointed, or one Jesus Christ our Lord.

of the Selections, as they are set forth T The People shall answer here, and at

by this Church, with the Doxology, as the end of every Prayer, Amen.

in the Morning Service. Then shall be 1 Or this.

read the first Lesson, according to the

Table or Calendar ; after which shall ALMIGHTY God, our heaven be said or sung the following Psalm,

ly Father, who, of his great except when it is read in the ordinary mercy, hath promised forgiveness

course of the Psalms, on the nineteenth

day of the month. of sins to all those who, with

Cantate Domino. Psal. scviii. hearty Repentance and true Faith, turn unto him ; bave mer

O Sing unto the Lord a new

song; for he bath done mar. cy upon you, pardon and deliver

vellons things. you from all your sins, confirm

With his own right hand, and and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting

with his holy arm, bath he gotlife, through Jesus Christ our

ten himself the victory.

The Lord declared his salvaLord Amer. 1 Then the Minister shall kneel, and say

tion; bis righteousness hath be the Lord's Prayer; the People still openly showed in the sight of the kneeling, and ripcuting it with him, heathen. both here, and whertsoever else it is

He hath remembered bis merused in Divine Service. OUR Father, who art in Hea-cy an. truth toward the house

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; of Israel ; and all the ends of the Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will world have seen the salvation of be done on Earth, as it is in Hea- our God. ven; Give us this day our daily

Show yourselves joyful unto bread; And forgive us our tres- the Lord, all ye lands; sing, repasses, as we forgive those who joice, and give thanks. trespass' against us; And lead us

Praise the Lord upon the harp; not into temptation; But deliver sing to the harp with a psalm of us from evil: For thine is the thanksgiving. Kingdom, and the Power, and with trumpets also and shawms, the Glory, for ever and ever. O show yourselves joyful before Amen.

the Lord the King. Then likewise he shall say,

Let the sea make a noise and O Lord; open tbou our lips; all that therein is, the round

in.

1 Or this.

world and they that dwell there- her increase ; and God, evei.

own God, shall give us his blessLet the floods clap their hands, sing. and let the hills be joyful together God shall bless us; and all the before the Lord; for he cometh ends of the world shall fear him. to judge the carth.

1 Or this. With righteousness shall he Benedic, Anima mea. Psal. ciji. judge the world, and lhe people PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; with equity.

and all that is within me,

Ipraise his holy name. Bonum est confiteri. Psal. xcii. Praise the Lord, O my soul, IT is a good thing to give thanks and forget not all his benefits;

unto the Lord, and to sing. Who forgiveth all thy sin, and praises unto thy name, O Most healeth all thine infirmities; Highest;

Who saveth thy life from de. To tell of thy loving kindness struction, and crowned thee with early in the morning, and of thy mercy and loving kindness. truth in the night season; O praise the Lord, ye Angels

Upon an instrument of ten of his, ye that excel in strength; strings, and upon the lute; upon ye that fulfil his commandment, a loud instrument, and upon the and hearken unto the voice of his harp.

word. For thou, Lord, hast made me O praise the Lord, all ye his glad through thy works, and I hosts; ye seryants of his that do will rejoice in giving praise for his pleasure. the operations of thy bands. O speak good of the Lord, all 1 Then a Lesson of the New Testament, ye works of his, in all places of

as it is appointed: And after that, shall his dominion. Praise thou the be sung or said this Psalm, except on Lord, O my soul. the twelfth day of the month. Deus misereatur. Psal. Ixvii.

1 Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed,

by the Minister and the People, standGOD be merciful unto us and ing And any Churches may omit the

bless us, and show us the words, He descended into Hell, or light of his countenance, and be

may, instead of them, use the words, He

went into the place of departed Spirits, mercifúl unto us.

which are considered as zuords of the That thy way may be known same meaning in the Creed. upon earth, thy saving health I Believe in God the Father Alamong all nations.

mighty, Maker of Heaven and Let the people praise thee, O Earth : God; yea, let all the people And in Jesus Christ his only praise ihee.

Son our Lord; Who was conO let the nations rejoice and ceived by the Holy Ghosi, Born be glad; for thou shalt judge the of the Virgin Mary, Suffered unfolk righteously, and govern the der Pontius Pilate, Was 'cruci.. nations upon earth.”

fied, dead, and buried; He de-. Let the people praise thee, O scended into Hell; The third day God; yea, let all the people praise he rose from the dead; He asthee.

cended into Heaven,' and sitteth Then shall tlie earth bring forth on the right hand of God the

us:

Father Almighty ; From thence and the life of the world to come he shall come to judge the quick Amen. and the dead.

1 And after that, these Prayers followI believe in the Holy Ghost; ing, all devoutly kneeling; the Minis

ter first pronouncing, The Holy Catholic Church ; The

The Lord be with you;. Communion of Saints; The for.

Ans. And with thy Spirit. giveness of sins; The resurrec

1 Min. Let us pray. tion of the body, And the life O Lord, show thy mercy upon everlasting. Amen. 1 Or this.

Ans. And grant us thy salva. I Believe in one God, the Fa

tion. ther Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and of all things

Min. O God, make clean our

hearts within us; visible and invisible :

Ans. And take not thy Holy. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son

of God, Spirit from us. begotten of ħis Father before all" Then shall be said the Collect for the worlds; God of God, Light of Prayers following:

day, and after that, the Collects and Light, very God of very God, be

A Collect for Peace. gotten, not made, being of one O God, from whom all holy desubstance with the Father, by

sires, all good counsels, and whom all things were made; who all just works do proceed; give for us men, and for our salvation, unto thy servants that peace, came down from Heaven, and which the world cannot give; was incarnate by the Holy Ghost that our hearts may be set to obey of the Virgin Mary, and was thy commandments, and also that made man, and was crucified also by thee, we, being defended from for us under Pontius Pilate. He the fear of our enemies, may suffered and was buried, and the pass our time in rest and quietthird day he rose again, accord-ness, through the merits of Jesus ing to the Scriptures, and ascend- Christ our Saviour. Amen. ed into Heaven, and sitteth on T A Collect for Aid against Perils. the right hand of the Father; and O Lord, our heavenly Father, he shall come again, with glory,

by whose Almighty power to judge both the quick and the we have been preserved this dead; whose kingdom shall have day; by thy great mercy defend no end.

us from all perils and dangers of And I believe in the Holy this night, for the love of thy only Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, Son our Saviour, Jesus Christ. who proceedeth from the Father Amen. and the Son; who with the Fa.

TA Prayer for the President of the

United States, and all in Civil Authe. ther and the Son together is wor rity. shipped and glorified, who spake O Lord, our heavenly Father, by the prophets. And I believe one the bigh and mighty Ruler Catholic and Apostolic Church. of the universe, who dost from I acknowledge one Baptism for thy throne behold all the dwellthe remission of sins; and I lookers upon earth ; most heartily for the resurrection of the dead, we beseech thee, with thy favour

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