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the sight of the angels. Accept the praises which I desire to offer, an unworthy sinner, verily unworthy, but yet I would fain they may be devoted and grateful to Thee. Thou art worthy, Lord God, to receive them. Thou art my God, and I wish to praise and exalt Thee. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live ; I will praise my God while I have any being. Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will towards men. Glory and blessing, virtue and power, honour and thanksgiving, riches and holiness, praise, wisdom, power, and salvation be to our God, that liveth for ever, that sitteth upon the Throne, and to the Lamb that was slain. Amen. Hallelujah.
ness to pour Thy holy light into my soul; that I may ever be devoted to Thee, by Whose wisdom I was created, and by Whose providence I am governed ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Daily during the week before Easter.
the judge of those for whom Thou wert a sacrifice; and Thou shalt give sentence upon those men for whom Thou art an advocate and makest perpetual intercession; O suffer me not to fall under Thine eternal anger; destroy the whole body of sin in me; bring my understanding into the obedience of God, my affections under the dominion of reason, my reason into a perfect subordination to Thy holy Spirit; that I may love Thee and fear Thee, and by repentance and charity may enter into Thy favour, and dwell there by a holy perseverance all my days. Amen.
(101) Or this.
nail the sins of the world to the same cross with Thyself; blot out the handwriting of my offences that is against me, and save me for Thy mercy's sake. Amen.
(102) Intercessory Prayers, to be said daily, or upon
Monday or Saturday. BE EHOLD now, I have taken upon me to speak
unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes.Gen. xviii. 27.
Unto Thee lift I up mine eyes,
0 Thou that dwellest in the heavens.
For the Catholic Church.
Thy Holy Catholic Church; Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error, direct it; where it is superstitious, rectify it; where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen and confirm it; where it is in want, furnish it; where it is divided and rent asunder, make up the breaches of it, О Thou Holy One of Israel. Amen.
(103) For this Kingdom. ORD, bless this kingdom, that religion and
may be peace within the gates, and plenty within the palaces of it. In peace, I beseech Thee so to preserve it, that it corrupt not; in plenty so order it, that it fall not into excess; in want, so pacify and moderate it, that it may patiently and peaceably seek Thee, the only full supply both of men and states. Let there be in it, health,
purity, victory, all virtue and thanksgiving to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: and let this blessing rest upon this kingdom and all that dwell in it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(104) For Relations and Friends. CHRIST, my Creator and Redeemer, Al
mighty Lord God, forgive all their sins to all Thy faithful people, especially to all who are joined to me by friendship or by blood, to all for whom I am desired to pray or bave resolved to pray.
Deliver them from all evils, preserve them in all good, and bring them to everlasting joy. Amen,
(105) For other prayers see page 186. Thanksgiving, to be said daily, or upon Tuesday
and Thursday. Praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me praise His holy Name. O
ment with reason, nourishment, preservation, guidance, education, religion; for T'hy gifts of grace and nature; for my redemption and regeneration; for Thy forbearance and long-suffering towards me even until now; for all from whom I have received any good; for them, if any, whom I have done any good unto; for the use of Thy present good things; for Thy promise and my hope of enjoying future good things; for all Thy mercies, known or unknown, manifest or secret, remembered or forgotten by me, I praise Thee, I bless Thee, I give Thee thanks, and I will praise, and bless, and give Thee thanks all the days of my life. What reward shall I give unto the Lord for all the benefits that He hath done unto me? What thanks can I render unto God for all wherein He hath spared me? Holy, Holy, Holy! Thou art worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honour and power, for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. Amen.
(106) The Blessing.
J me; God the Holy Ghost preserve me, now and for ever. Amen.
(107) CRUCIFIXION. N
of the Holy . .
O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.-Ps. Ixv. 2.
Or, the Form of Confession, p. 6. UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be
INorthe Navne of the Father, and of the Son, and
done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Name for ever; Dispose my heart, open my lips, and guide me by Thy Holy Spirit, that my prayers and praises may be acceptable in Thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then the Collect for the day from the Book of Common
Prayer, and the seven Prayers following, or any of them, or one for each day of the week.
I have put my trust in Thee; O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over
me. Show me Thy ways, O God, and teach me Thy paths. Lead me forth in Thy truth and learn me,
for Thou art the God of my salvation ; in Thee is my trust all the day long. Call to remembrance, O Lord, Thy tender mercies and
* Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Friday, morning and evening.