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all that belong to me, whom Thou hast graciously given unto Thy servant. Preserve us, O Lord, from all evil: O Lord, I beseech Thee, keep our souls: keep us from falling, and present us faultless before the presence of Thy glory in that day. Amen.

(162) The Blessing. THE Peace of God, which passeth all under

Jesus Christ. Amen.


Inth of Name of the Father, and of the Son,

and the Ghost

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

Or, the Form of Confession, p. 6.

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. 0

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 Com

mon Prayer, and the seven Prayers following, or any of them, or one for each day of the week.


WILL always give thanks to Thee, O Lord,

Thy praise shall be ever in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast of Thee, O my God, and the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad ; for I sought Thee, O Lord, and Thou heardest me, and didst deliver me out of all my fear, even for Jesus Christ His sake. Amen.

(164) • Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening.

LORD, give me that grace that I may remem-


when I am waking. Thou hast been my helper; therefore under the shadow of Thy wings I will hope to pass through the darkness of this night in the comfort of Jesus Christ, my Lord and only Saviour. Amen.



MIVE me, O Lord, a wakeful mind, sober

thoughts, a chaste heart, and quiet sleep, free from all imaginations of the evil one. And raise me up, O Lord, in the hour of prayer, that I may cleave to Thy law, and ever keep Thy judgements in remembrance. Amen. (166)

THOU knowest the weakness of my miserable

est the wakefulness of my invisible enemies, for
Thou seest them; let the wings of Thy mercy
defend me, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


all things; let Thy right hand guard me by day and by night, when I sit at home and when I walk abroad, when I lie down and when I rise up, that I may never stumble: and have mercy on me a sinner. Amen.



VHOW me, O Lord, Thy unspeakable mercy; and save

me from the punishments I have deserved through Jesus Christ Lord. Amen.



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SATURDAY. YRANT, O Lord, that I may live in Thy fear,


in Thy power, reign in Thy glory, for Thy only beloved Son's sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(170) 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. “THEN "HEN the same day at evening, being the first

day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.”-S. John XX. 19.

Sweet legacy of peace; first fruits of my Lord's resurrection from the grave; Let me, now that I am about to lie down in a posture of death, seek from Him that peace which this world cannot givė; and may He who died and was buried grant me His peace this night in the sepulture of quiet sleep. The waning day has departed; even so life departeth a lifeless life. The night cometh ; even so death cometh a deathless death. But whether by day or night, in life or death, waking or sleeping, may it be mine to enjoy that peace which union with my Lord imparts. So may I now lay me down in peace and take my rest-so may I hereafter rest in peace when the sleep of death shall come; and should to-morrow's dawn be added to the span of this mortal life, may it be to me a symbol of

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the resurrection from the dead, and of the day-
spring of life and peace eternal.

Anthem or Antiphon.
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Then the seren Psalms folloncing, or any of them,

or one for each day in the week.



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O Lord of hosts?

my God.


Quam dilecta ! HOW amiable are Thy dwellings : Thou My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young : even Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and

Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house : they will be alway praising Thee.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee : in whose heart are Thy ways.

Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well : and the pools are filled with water.

They will go from strength to strength : and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer : hearken, O God of Jacob.

Behold, O God our defender : and look upon the face of Thine Anointed.

For one day in Thy courts : is better than a thousand.

I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God : than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

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