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dead, that Ezekiel saw, didst instantly revive them: Come and breathe upon me, that, though dead in sin, I may be revived by Thy grace. Awake, O South wind of heaven, and blow upon the garden of my soul, that the spices thereof may flow forth; that I may bring forth fruit abundantly to the glory of my Heavenly Father, and the good of myself and my brethren. Amen. (132)

Or this.


HOLY Spirit, the Comforter, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of life: descend and remain upon me, O Blessed One, and cleanse me from all impurity. Amen. (133)

Intercessory prayer, to be said daily, or upon Tuesday and Friday.

I taken me to speak

unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes. -Gen. xviii. 27.

Unto Thee lift I up mine eyes,

O Thou that dwellest in the heavens.
Arise, O Lord, and help us,

And save us for Thy mercy's sake.


THOU, Who art the hope of all the ends of the earth, remember all Thy creatures for good, and visit the whole world with Thy mercies.

O Thou, Who didst die, and rise again that Thou mightest be Lord both of the dead and of the living: whether we live or die, Thou art our Lord whether living or dying, have mercy upon us, O Lord.

O Thou, Who art the Helper of the helpless, a refuge in due time of trouble: Remember all who are in any necessity, and stand in need of Thy help feed the hungry, heal the sick, give deliverance to the captive; comfort the fatherless and the widow; sustain the aged, strengthen the faint-hearted, gather the dispersed, and bring back again to Thee such as are gone astray.

O Thou, Who hast purchased and redeemed Thy congregation of old, be mindful of Thy holy Church, from one end of the earth to the other; grant her Thy peace, and establish her even to the end of the world.

O Thou, Who walkest in the midst of the golden candlesticks, remove not our candlestick out of the place thereof: set in order the things that are wanting: strengthen the things that remain and are ready to die.

O Thou, Who hast set watchmen upon the walls of Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: Grant that Thy clergy may rightly divide the word of truth, and walk uprightly according to the same: and give them grace to pray without ceasing for Thy people.

O Thou, Who hast promised that those who do good in their generation shall in no wise lose their reward: Be mindful of all who bring forth the fruit of good works in Thy holy Church, and of those who remember the poor and needy: repay them with Thy rich and heavenly gifts: grant unto them for earthly things the blessings of heaven. for corruptible those that fade not away, for temporal those that endure for ever.

O Thou, Who rulest in the kingdom of men, and givest it to whomsoever Thou wilt; Be mindful of all religious and faithful princes, and especially of Thy servant our Queen; establish her throne in peace, that in her prosperity we may lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty.

O Thou, Who art the hope of the islands, and on Whom the isles do wait: Deliver this island and country wherein we dwell from all distress, danger, and necessity: let our garners be full and plenteous with all manner of store, that there be no decay and no complaining in our streets.

O Thou, Who hast taught us that he who provideth not for his own is worse than an infidel: Remember, according to Thy good pleasure, all my kindred, and all in my family: Peace be to my house! The Son of Peace be with all therein.

O Thou that art the Saviour of all them that trust in Thee: Make the end of our life Christian, acceptable to Thee: and if Thou think good, without pain, in peace; gathering us together unto Thine elect, when Thou wilt, and as Thou wilt, only without shame and without sin. Amen. (134)

Or this.


WORSHIP, praise, and glorify Thee, O Christ our God, seeking Thy goodness and mercy for the salvation of the whole world, for the protection of the faithful, for the satisfying of the hungry, for the healing of the sick, for the consolation of the afflicted. Visit us, O Lord, with Thy grace, and quicken us with Thy manifold mercies: bless Thy people, and preserve Thine heritage by Thy cross and passion, O Lord our Redeemer, to Whom with the Father and the Holy Spirit be all praise and glory now and for (135)


For other Prayers, see p. 186.

Thanksgiving, to be said daily, or upon Monday and Wednesday.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

And all that is within me, praise His holy Name.


LORD, Who didst not despise nor forsake man when he transgressed Thy commandment and fell, but as a tender Father didst visit him sundry ways, giving him that Thy great and precious promise concerning the blessed quickening Seed; opening to him a door of faith and repentance unto life; and in the fulness of time didst send the same, Thy Christ, to take the seed of Abraham, and by the oblation of His life to fulfil the obedience of the Law, and by the sacrifice of His death to take away the curse of it: by His death to redeem the world, and by His resurrection to quicken the same: Who didst all things to this end, to bring back man to Thee, that he might be a partaker of the Divine nature and of eternal glory: Who didst attest the truth of Thy gospel by many and manifold miracles, by the evermemorable conversation of Thy saints, by their supernatural patience under torments, by the most wonderful conversion of the whole world unto the obedience of faith, without strength, eloquence, or force: Blessed, praised, exalted, glorified, and hallowed be Thy name: the mention and the memory and all the monuments thereof, both now and for ever. Blessing and glory, and wisdom and thanksgiving, and honour and power and might be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. (136)

The Blessing.


THE glorious death and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ deliver us from sorrow and trouble, and bring us to the joys of Paradise. Amen.



N the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.-Ps. lxv. 2.

Or, the Form of Confession, p. 6.


UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 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.

LORD, my God and Father, blessed be Thy 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.


trust is in Thee, O God, and my heart is


Thee, O Lord, because Thou hast dealt so lovingly with me; yea, I will praise Thy Name, O Lord most highest. Amen. (138)

*Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Tuesday evening.

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