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The Third Colleet for Aid against all Perils.
A Prayer for the King's Majesty.
kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, strengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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P A R A P H R AS E.
On the COLLECT for Aid against all Perils. O Lord, we, in the words of the royal Pfalmift, intreat thee to enlighten our darkness; and whereas we shall soon be overshadowed by the darkness of the night, let the light of thy countenance shine upon us, which will be more beneficial to us than thai of the fan; we beseech thee likewise, thro' thy tender mercy to all thy creatures, and more especially to thy faithful servants, that thou wouldest vouchsafe to defend us from all the dangers with which the night is often attended; from fire and thieves, from bodily disorders, and sudden death, from all impure thoughts and terrifying dreams; and that thou wouldest preserve us in health and safety till the next morning ; and we are encouraged to hope for this favour, by the love which thou bearest to thy only Son who is a conllant interceffor for mankind. Amen.
Paraphrase on the PRAYER for the King's Majesti." O Lord, who doft condescend to permit us to call thee by the name of Father, tho? thou art so far raised above us, and tho' heaven and the Heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; thou who art King of kinga, and Lord of lords, whose providence extends to the meanelt inhabitants of the earth, but dort watch, in a more particular manner, over those whom thou haft raised to royal dignity. We earheatly inucat chec to watch
A Prayer for the Royal Family. A Lmighty God, the fountain of all goodness, we humA bly beleech thee to bless our gracious Queen CHARZOTTI, his Royal Highness GeoRGE Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit ; carich them with thy heavenly grace, prosper them with ail happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting Kingdom, Chrough Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People. A Lmighty and everlasting God, who alone workest A great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops and
A RA PHRASE. ia a more particular manner over the person of George our king. We bekech thee to fill him with thy Holy Spirit, that his heart being in thy hard, thou mayeft incline him, to discharge the duty of his exalted station, in such a manner as may be agreeable to thy heavenly, will, and conformable to the holy law which thou haft ordained. Pour upon him the spirit of wisdom and understanding, endue him with counsel and might, and all other gifs and graces which thou shalt judge requisite for hin, either as a monarch or a christian ; grant him length of days, health of body, and success in all his enterprises. Be thou a faving strength to thine anointed, that he may be thereby enabled to overcome his enemies abroad, by victorious arms, and to baffle the wicked attempts of his adveriaries at home. And finally, that after having led a holy and happy Tife in this world, he may enjoy everlasting happiness in the life to come ; and this we beg for the sake of our blessed Saviour Jesus Chrilt. Amen.
Paraphrase on the PRAY E R for the Royal Family. O thou omnipotent God, who art the lource of life, and the inexhaus. tible fountain of goodness, from which proceed all the blessings of this Infe ; we beseech thee to bless our“ gracious' queen Charlotte, his royal bighness George prince of Wales, and all the other branches of the royal family, who by the laws of this kingdom are in their turns entiiled to Succeed to the government of this nation when thou shalt think proper : fanctify them by thy Holy Spirit, pour upon them the riches of thy grace, and favour them with thy choicest bleflings; that their happiness in this world may be as great as the condition of human nature admits of ; and when thou art pleased to call them to the next, confer upon them a crown of glory in the everlatting kingdom of our God, Amen.
Paraftrafe on the PRAYER for the Clergy and Prople. O alt powerful and everlasting God, whore influence alone is able to produce those wonderfal effects in the souls of men, which are frequently
Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healchful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please chee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blerling. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. A Lmighty God, who haft given us grace at this time A with one accord, to make our common supplications unto thee, and doft promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the defires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
PAR A' P H R A S E. to be discovered in the ministry of the preachers of thy gospel, through the operation of thy grace, conspiring with their endeavours: we beseech thee to confer thy saving grace upon all the bishops and inferior clergy of thy church, and also upon the several congregations whose souls are committed to their care, and that their labours may be productive of fruits which may prove pleasing in thy fight; we beg of thee, chat thy blessing, like a constant dropping of a kindly dew upon the grass, may tend to give an increase to what they plant and water, by enforcing the precepts of the gospel, and discharging the other duties of the ministerial office. And this we intreat thee to grant for the honour of Christ Jefus, whose honour is greatly promoted by the increase of his church and the salvation of souls. Amen.
Paraphraje on the PRAYER OF St Chryfoftom. All-powerful God, to whose grace and favour we are indebted for this opportunity of addressing ourselves unto thee in the public service of the church, and who, in thy holy word, haft promised that, where two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou art in the midit of them, and that wha: they agree to pray for, fall, by chee, be granted unto them. We therefore with a firm reliance upon the gracious promise which thou hast bien pleased to make unto thy church, humbly address ourselves to the throne of thy grace, in treating thee to grant all we have prayed for, as far as thou, in thy heavenly wisdom, Mali judge expedient: at the same time defiring thee to afford us all necesiary knowledge in the truths of religion, whilst we remain in this world, and to beíto:v upon as everlasting life when we pass to the other. Amen.
2 Cor. 13. 14. M'HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
1 God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Paraphrafe on the Blessing: My chriftian brethren, I hall now conclude this part of the service with the benediction used by St Paul, (2 Cor. xiii. 14.) committing both you and myself to the care and protection of the ever-blessed trinity ; intreating the great God, in whom three persons are united, that we may be absolved by the grace, obtained for us by our blessed Lord and Saviour in the great work of redemption ; that we may be justified by the love of the Father, who is now reconciled to us by his blood: and that, finally, we may be fanctified by partaking of the communication of the Holy Ghoft. Amen. Here endeth the Order of Evening Prayer throughout the Year. woodu HD Doina DS NODDOGIONO l'pon ibefe Feafts; Christmas-day, the Epiphany, St Matthias, Easterday, Ascension-day, Whitsunday, St John Baptift, St James, St Bartholomew, St Matthew, St Simon and St Jude, St Andrew, and upon Trinity-Sunday, fall be sung or said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apoftles Creed, ibis Confusion of our Christian Failh, commonly called The Crud of St Athanafius, by the Minister and People, standing,
Quicunque vult.. 1. W H ofoever will be saved : before all things it is ne
V ceffary that he hold the Catholick Faith..., 2. Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled : without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
PA RA P H R AS E. 1. Since the gospel is to be preached to every creature, (Mark 16. 15.) who are to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghof, (Matt. xxviii. 19.) in order to obtain salvation ; it is neccffary that every man believe in these three persons of the holy Trinity, in the maines of whom he is baptized.
2. And since we are direcied by the apostle to hold fast the form of found words; (2 Tim, i. 7.) and since it is enjoined us to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints ; Chud, iii.) since the herejes, which oppose this doctrine, are declared to be damnable, and fince all those shall be damned who do not believe these fundamentals of chritiana ty, which are essential qualifications for baptism, we cannot think ii I 2
breach 6. But there is but one Godhead belonging to these three persons, as they all partake of equal glory and of eternal majesty.
3. And the Catholic Faith is this : That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.
4. Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Substance.
5. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son: and another of the Holy Ghost.
6. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft is all one : the Glory equal, the Majesty coeternal.
7. Such as the Father is, such is the Son : and such is the Holy Ghost.
The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate : and the Holy Ghost uncreate.
The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible : and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Ghost eternal; .
8. And yet they are not three eternals : but one eternal,
As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated : bụt one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.
So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty : and the Holy Ghost Almighty ;
And yet they are not three Almighties : but one Almighty.
PA RA P H R AS E. breach of christianity to say, that they who make heretical innovations, contrary to this faith, thall, without doubt, perish everlastingly.
3. This catholic faith, which was formerly delivered to the apostles, implies that we are bound to worship the three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghof, in an unity of eflence.
4. Neither Thould we, by confounding the persons, make them one person under different denominations ; nor make them three Gods by dividing the essence.
5. For Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, are three different hypoftases of the divinity, and have each of them their personality.
7. And every person Mares of the essential attributes of God, being all uncreatod, incomprehensible, eternal and omnipotent.
8. Yet we should not understand hereby, that they are three diftinct, uncreated, incomprehensible, and eternal beings,