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O Lord, grant us thy land or by water, all sick peace. persons and young chil
Lord, have mercy upon us. dren; to show thy pity O Lord, deal not with upon all prisoners and cap us after our sins ; tives; to defend, and pro Neither reward us after vide for, the fatherless chil our iniquities. dren and widows, and all who are desolate and
WE humbly beseech pressed ;
thee, O Father, mercifully We beseech thee to hear to look upon our infirmius, good Lord.
ties; and for the glory of That it may please thee thy name, turn from us all to have mercy upon all
those evils which we most men ;
justly have deserved ; and We beseech thee to hear grant that in all our trouus, good Lord.
bles we may put our whole That it may please thee trust and confidence in thy to forgive our enemies, per mercy,
and evermore serve secutors, and slanderers,
thee in holiness and pureand to turn their hearts;
ness of living, to thy honor We beseech thee to hear
and glory, through our onus, good Lord.
ly Mediator and Advocate, That it may please thee
Jesus Christ our Lord. to give and preserve to our
Amen. use the kindly fruits of the
The three Prayers followearth, so that in due time we may enjoy them;
ing are to be read in the We beseech thee to hear
Morning, at those times us, good Lord.
when the Litany is not
said. That it may please thee to give us true repentance, A PRAYER FOR RULERS. to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and igno O LORD, our heavenly rances, and to endue us Father, high and mighty, with the grace of thy holy King of kings, Lord of Spirit, to amend our lives lords, who dost from thy according to thy holy word; throne behold all the dwell
We beseech thee to hear ers upon the earth; most us, good Lord.
heartily we beseech thee
with thy favour to behold A PRAYER FOR ALL CONthe President, Vice Presi
OF MEN. dent, and Congress of the United States, and so re- OGOD, the Creator and plenish them with the grace Preserver of all mankind, of thy holy Spirit, that they we humbly beseech thee may always incline to thy for all sorts and conditions will, and walk in thy way. of
that thou wouldest Endue them plenteously be pleased to make thy with heavenly gifts, that in ways known unto them, thy all their deliberations they saving health unto all namay be enabled to promote tions. More especially we the national prosperity, pray for the good estate of and to secure the peace, thy holy church; that it liberty, and safety of the may be so guided and govUnited States throughout erned by thy good Spirit, all generations. This we that all who profess and humbly ask in the name call themselves Christians, of Jesus Christ our Lord. may be led into the way of Amen.
truth, and hold the faith in
unity of spirit, in the bond A PRAYER FOR THE CLER- of peace, and in righteousGY AND PEOPLE. ness of life. Finally, we
commend to thy fatherly ALMIGHTY and ever- goodness, all those who are lasting God, who art the any ways afflicted or dis author of every good and tressed in mind, body or perfect gift; send down estate ; that it may please upon all ministers of the
thee to comfort and relieve gospel, and upon all con- them according to their gregations committed to
several necessities ; giving their charge, the needful them patience under their spirit of thy grace; and, sufferings, and a happy that they may truly please issue out of all their afflicthee, pour upon them the tions; and this we humbly continual dew of thy bless- ask as disciples of Jesus ing. Grant this, Ó heav- Christ our Lord. Amen. enly Father, for thine infinite mercy's sake in Jesus If any desire the Prayers Christ our Lord. Amen. of the Congregation, the
Notes are to be read here, by walking before thee in by the Minister, follow- holiness and righteousness ed by the appropriate all our days, through Jesus. Prayers or Thanksgiv- Christ our Lord ; in whose ings.
name we ascribe unto thee
all honour and glory, world A GENERAL THANKSGIV- without end. Amen.
A CONCLUDING PRAYER. ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we ALMIGHTY God, who thine unworthy servants do hast given us grace at this give thee most humble and time with one accord to hearty thanks for all thy make our common suppligoodness and loving kind- cations unto thee, and hast ness to us and to all men. promised by thy beloved We bless thee for our cre Son, that where two or ation, preservation, and all three are gathered togeththe blessings of this life; er in his name, thou wilt but above all, for thine in- grant their requests ; fulfil estimable love in the re now, O Lord, the desires demption of the world by and petitions of thy serour Lord Jesus Christ; for vants, as may be most exthe means of grace, and pedient for them, granting for the hope of glory. And us in this world knowledge we beseech thee, give us of thy truth, and in the that due sense of all thy world to come life evermercies, that our hearts
asting. Amen. may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show THE
grace of our Lord forth thy praise, not only Jesus Christ, and the love with our lips, but in our of God, and the fellowship lives, by giving up our of the holy Ghost, be with selves to thy service, and us all evermore. Amen.
END OF MORNING PRAYER.
At the beginning of Evening Prayer, the Minister shall
read one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture; and then he shall read the Exhortation.
WHEN the wicked man To the Lord our God turneth away from his belong mercies and forwickedness which he hath givenesses, though we have committed, and doeth that rebelled against him; neiwhich is lawful and right, ther have we obeyed the he shall save his soul alive. voice of the Lord our God, Ezek. xviii. 27.
to walk in his laws which I acknowledge my trans
he set before us. Dan. ix. gressions; and my sin is 9, 10. ever before me. Psal. li. 3. O Lord, correct me, but
Hide thy face from my with judgment; not in sins; and blot out all mine thine
lest thou iniquities. Psal. li. 9. bring me to nothing. Jer, , The sacrifices of God
x. 24. are a broken spirit; a bro Repent ye; for the kingken and a contrite heart, O dom of heaven is at hand. God, thou wilt not despise. Matt. iii. 2. Psal. li. 17.
I will arise, and go to my Rend your heart, and Father, and will not your garments, and him, Father, I have sinned turn unto the Lord your against heaven, and before God; for he is gracious thee, and am no more worand merciful, slow to an- thy to be called thy son. ger, and of great kindness, Luke, xv. 18, 19. and repenteth him of the Enter not into judgment evil. Joel, ii. 13.
with thy servant, O Lord;
for in thy sight shall no goodness and mercy. And man living be justified. although we ought, at all Psal. cxliii. 2.
times, humbly to acknowIf we say that we have ledge our sins before God; no sin, we deceive our- yet ought we chiefly so to selves, and the truth is not do, when we assemble and in us; but if we confess meet together, to render our sins, God is faithful
thanks for the great beneand just to forgive us our fits that we have received sins, and to cleanse us from at his hands, to set forth all unrighteousness. 1 John, his most worthy praise, to i. 8, 9.
hear his most holy word, The hour cometh, and and to ask those things now is, when the true wor- which are requisite and shippers shall worship the
necessary, as well for the Father in spirit and in body as the soul. Wheretruth; for the Father seek- fore I pray and beseech eth such to worship him. you, as many as are here God is a spirit, and they present, to accompany me, who worship him, must pure
heart and humworship him in spirit and ble voice, unto the throne in truth. John, iv. 23, 24. of the heavenly grace, say
ing after me. EXHORTATION.
A general Confession to be DEARLY beloved bre
said by the whole Congrethren, the Scripture moveth
gation after the Minis
ter. us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our ALMIGHTY and most manifold sins and wicked- merciful Father, We have ness, and that we shoulderred and strayed from thy not dissemble nor cloak ways like lost sheep. We them before the face of have followed too much the Almighty God our heaven- devices and desires of our ly Father; but confess own hearts. We have ofthem with an humble, low- fended against thy holy ly, penitent, and obedient laws. We have left undone heart; to the end that we those things which we may obtain forgiveness of ought to have done ; And the same, by his infinite we have done those things