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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 ful. ness 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 trouble, and bring us to the joys of Paradise. Amen.
(137) PRAYER. THE INCARNATION.
the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
( 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 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
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 Com
mon Prayer, and the seren Prayers following, or any of them, or one for each day of the week.
(Y 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, ( Lord most highest. Amen.
* Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Tuesday evening.
THOU that beholdest all things, I have
sinned against Thee in thought, word, and deed: blot out the handwriting of my trespasses, and write my name in the book of life, and be merciful to me, a sinner, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
crifice: my sacrifice, even a troubled spirit,
broken and contrite heart, which Thou wilt not despise, in Jesus Christ our Lord. A
(140) WEDNESDAY. ET Thy mighty hand, O Lord, be my defence,
Thy mercy in Christ my salvation, Thy alltrue word my instruction, the grace of Thy quickening Spirit my consolation, unto the end and in the end. Amen.
; for ever; and I will always praise Thee for that Thou hast done, and hope in Thy Name for ever. Amen.
LMIGHTY God, Who didst bring water from ness of my heart tears of repentance; that, mourning over my sins, I may receive from Thy mercy their pardon, through Jesus Christ our Lord. A
(143) SATURDAY. HEAR, O Lord, consider my complaint,
hearken lips; and prevent me in mercy, before the evening
of my days close upon me; even for Jesus Christ His sake. Amen.
(144) O Lord, open Thou my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise. O God, make speed to save me.
O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Meditation. UT they constrained Him, saying, Abide day is far spent. And He went in to tarry with them.” -S. Luke xxiv. 29.
At eventide, my soul, commune with thyself, and reason of all things which have happened. Prepare and fit thyself that thy Lord may draw nigh unto thee, as He did unto the two disciples on their evening journey. Take heed lest the eyes of thine understanding be holden, that thou know Him not. But constrain Him to abide with thee, for it is towards evening and the day is far spent. The day (of this toilful life) goeth away, for the shadows of evening are stretched out. Invite then His presence now Who was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For as He took man's nature upon Himself, so will He impart of Himself to man, according to His own most gracious promise, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” My soul, pray Him then to abide with thee at this evening hour, throughout the hours of coming night, throughout the hours of all coming days and all coming nights; yea, pray Him to abide with thee for ever.
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up of the sun unto the going down of the same.-Ps. cxiii. 3. Then the Evening Psalms for the day of the month
as appointed in the Book of Common Prayer, or the seven Psalms following, or any of them, or one for each day in the week.
is within me praise His holy Name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul : and forget not all His benefits;
Who forgiveth all thy sin : and healeth all thine infirmities;
Who saveth thy life from destruction : and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness ;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things : making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement : for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
He showed His ways unto Moses : His works unto the children of Israel.
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy : long-suffering, and of great goodness.
He will not alway be chiding : neither keepeth He His anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth : so great is His mercy also toward them that fear Him.
Look how wide also the east is from the west : so far hath He set our sins from us.