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hold the President, Vice President, and Congress of the United States, and so replenish them with the grace of thy holy
heavenly Father, for thine infinite mercy's sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Spirit, that they may al- A PRAYER FOR All Con
ways incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts, that in all their deliberations they may be enabled to promote the national prosperity, and to secure the peace, liberty, and safety of the United States throughout all generations. This we humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR THE CLER
GY AND PEOPLE.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art the author of every good and perfect gift; send down upon all ministers of the gospel, and upon all congregations committed to their charge, the needful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O
DITIONS OF MEN.
O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men, that thou wouldst be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of thy holy church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it may please thee, to comfort and relieve them according to their several
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due
sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; in whose name we ascribe unto thee all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
A CONCLUDING PRAYER.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee, and hast promised by thy beloved Son, that where two or three are gathered together in his name, thou wilt grant their requests ; fulfil now, O Lord, the desires 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.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellow
ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
END OF THE FIRST FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
SECOND FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
The Minister shall begin the Service with the following Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the People.
FROM the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.
manifold offences. We deplore the sins which we have committed against thee. And we humbly beseech thee, Through thy mercy de
Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as in-clared unto us by thy Son cense; and the lifting up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice.
Let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Let us humbly acknowledge our sins before him, and implore his gracious forgiveness.
Then shall follow the Confession and Prayer, to be said by the Minister and People.
O ALMIGHTY God, and most merciful Father, We confess to thee our unthankfulness, and our
Jesus Christ, To look graciously upon us, and forgive us, And assist us to lay aside every weight, And the sins which so easily beset us; To mortify our evil and corrupt affections, And to subdue our thoughts and desires to the obedience of the gospel. Let us cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, And offer thee our whole being, our bodies and our souls, That they may be thine for ever. And let nothing henceforward, either in life or death, Separate us from the love of God,
OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then shall the Minister say,
O LORD, open thou our lips;
Answ. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Min. O God make speed to save us.
Answ. O Lord make haste to help us.
Min. O Lord let thy mercy be shown upon us; Answ. As we do put our trust in thee.
Min. Praise ye the
Answ. name be praised.
Then shall be said, by the Minister and People alternately, the Psalms for the day. And at the close of the Psalms shall be repeated the following Doxology.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God;
Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then may follow an Anthem, or a Voluntary on the organ. After which, the minister shall read the FIRST LESSON from the Old Testament; and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the First Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the 98h Psalm, as followeth.