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hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy holy Spirit; Grant us, by the fame Spirit, to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in thy holy comfort, and constantly to obey thy blessed will in all holiness and righteousness. Amen.

The second Collect, for Peace.

GOD, who art the author

of peace and lover of concord, in the knowledge of whom consisteth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; grant us thy continual protection, that we may be safe from all our enemies, and evermore give thanks


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unto thee in thy holy church through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,


The third Collezt, for Grace.

LORD, our heavenly Fa

ther, Almighty and everlasting God, who haft safely brought us to the beginning of this day; defend us in the fame by thy mighty power, and grant that this day we fall into no fin, neither run into any kind of danger, but that all our actions being ordered by thy governance, we may do what is righteous in thy fight, now and for ever. Amen. The following Prayers are next to

be read in their order as bere placed.

A Prayer

A Prayer for the King.
LORD, our heavenly Fa-

ther, high and mighty, king of kings, lord of lords, the fupreme ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; most heartily we beseech thee, with thy fayour to behold our most gracious sovereign lord king George; and fo replenish him with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue him plenteoufly with heavenly gifts; grant him in health and happiness long to live; prosper all his righteous undertakings against bis enemies;


* This alteration was made by the Ecclefiaftical Commissioners in 1689; each article, we are told, as soon as agreed on, being signed by the Bishop of London.

Candid Disquisitions, p. 277, 279.

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